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Left to right: Jeanette Voyce SuperGrans Manager, Chris Bishop National List MP, Ray Wallace Lower Hutt Mayor, Leole Malama DIA, Paula Birnie,SuperGrans Volunteer Erin McMenamin Former SuperGrans Manager.
Colourful boatsheds set the scene at friendly Titahi Bay, finds Elisabeth Easther (NZ Heralds news - travel). See her article here.
As anyone who knows me well will tell you, I've spent years mastering teetering and trotting around in high heels. In fact this fashionista hasn't possessed a pair of trainers in nigh on 20 years.
When Christchurch experienced the earthquakes in September 2010, the power went out and people were in the dark, with continual shaking for around 45minutes. Many people reported they had trouble getting to young children in the dark while the house was shaking. Some had torches in the house but were unable to get to them, others found it difficult to move through the house while holding a torch as they were needing their hands to keep steady. We are vulnerable to power cuts at any time, which can be particularly distressing for young children or people living on their own.
We do NOT recommend the 'triangle of life' - the main theory that it is based on is for buildings that are likely to collapse in an earthquake. NZ has high building codes and our buildings are very unlikely to collapse (the CTV building being a very unfortunate exception). The safest thing to do is to Drop (helps to stop injury from falling), Cover (under a table or similar, or with hands over neck in a 'turtle' - protects body from falling objects) and Hold (so the thing you are under doesn't move away!).
You can sign up your phone to receive Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) Text Alerts which are sent ONLY in potentially life threatening emergency situations such as tsunami warnings.
We recently heard so much about water restrictions: in the news, on the radio, at school etc.
"After the February Christchurch earthquake it became apparent that we were not doing enough to prepare ourselves for an emergency situation. Especially an event that could mean that we would be looking after students for an extended period of time. In 2011 we started an initiative that involved students creating their own personal emergency kits. This way, every child would be catered for in regards to food and medication and it was easily accessible within the classroom.
Each child took home a notice with details on what to include in their kit as well as an information form to attach to the outside. The kits were to be in an ice container and contain:
- a can of food that the child would actually WANT to eat
- boiled lollies or barley sugars
- personal medication eg. inhalers
- something small to keep the child entertained eg. crayons, toys, cards....
The form that was attached to the outside of the kit consisted of:
Business can be a club, an educational entity or a business of any kind. An Individual is a private person.