State Of Emergency May Be Declared in Christchurch, Quake Near White Island

There have been shallow and powerful earthquakes  in Christchurch this morning that sent Boxing Day shoppers running for cover, they also caused power outages to around 40,000 premises in the central business district  Papanui, St Albans, Fendalton and other parts of the city. The store Ballantyne’s has been damaged with a lot of broken glass…

“Massive Quakes Hit Bay Of Plenty”

The Trademe board was buzzing in the early hours of this morning with posters scared stiff about a prolonged swarm of shallow earthquakes that were hitting Whakatane and the Bay of Plenty overnight,  it shows how frightening and disruptive shallow quakes can be for people living near to the epicentre: “Massive quakes hit bay of…

4 Year Old Attacked For Wearing Red Shirt

Many people say they want to live in New Zealand because ‘it’s such a great place to raise kids‘, or ‘that kids can be kids for longer there‘.  Of course the reality is very different, see previous post. Well, if despite that, you are still planning on making the move into this “culture of brutality”…