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  • Hangman is no more – Castle Rock post-quake | Occasionalities
    photo was taken Considerably more rock has accumulated in the avalanche path This photo was taken from the end of Horotane Valley Rd Please excuse the hopeless quality of my surviving camera But resolution is enough to see what my own eyes confirmed The generally recognised classic of the crag grade 17 Hangman is no more You can see a faint brown patch where two very large blocks have detached into the Horotane valley You can see the blocks on the grass slope below in the lower right of the photo Given the strength of the aftershock that just rumbled through my place as I type I am not about to go and take a closer look But I am guessing that we have lost all the routes L R from Arrow through to Hangman at least I reckon further right that Judgement might still be there Above is a perspective from Port Hills Rd Here is a view of the west side of Castle Rock from a few metres up the closed Bridal Path The damage will be familiar from the September earthquake But it looks as though more may have calved off the affected area The northern view of the crag shows two new patches on the summit where blocks have fallen off News media have reported that boulders from here knocked out the Lyttelton Road Tunnel control building Standing there today I found that hard to believe they would have had to have achieved a huge bounce factor but happy to stand corrected UPDATE 2 April 2011 Having driven through to Lyttelton last evening I completely withdraw my doubts about rock fall affecting the road tunnel building The view from the road makes it obvious that the road and tunnel building are very much in the line

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  • christchurch earthquake | Occasionalities
    mounted this sign on his fence One whole side of Jonathan s house was covered with tarpaulins It looked like most of the brick wall had collapsed in the earthquake Fortunately into an empty section I wrote earlier about Flesher Ave a few blocks away They got hit very hard But most of the rest of Richmond seemed to fare okay Sadly many streets have isolated examples of damage greater than the loss of a chimney Jonathan is one example Over in Forth St a delightful brick house was also badly shaken up Much of the outer layer of bricks are on the ground a large crack runs through the wall and a window frame is wildly askew It will be a shame if we lose more of the quaint remains of old Richmond The suburb has been intensively developed with small units I delivered twice as many fliers to letterboxes in this area than I would to a similar sized area elsewhere Tags canterbury earthquake christchurch earthquake Categories Community Earthquake Memphis Belle values first 24 Sep Update 3 March 2011 The Memphis Belle is a total write off following the 22 Feb 2011 earthquake The pharmacist from next door told me that Shane survived Tragically the lovely good sort Natasha at Wicks Fish another neighbouring business and her customer were killed Original article September 2010 Shane Tatum of Memphis Belle pizzeria in Linwood is living the life he loves The eccentric decor of the Worcester St eatery gives a hint of the old soul who dwells within Jam packed with World War II and related memorabilia the shop is a delightful experience that money could not buy Continue reading Tags canterbury earthquake christchurch earthquake pizza Categories Community Earthquake Rebuilding the People s City 15 Sep A huge event with

    Original URL path: https://blog.petertaylor.co.nz/tag/christchurch-earthquake/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Four weeks after the big Canterbury eart… | Occasionalities
    fair on Saturday 2 October Like this Like Loading Related Tags canterbury earthquake christchurch earthquake Categories Community Earthquake A big hand for Avonside Building Biodiversity Building New Zealand Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012 February 2012 October 2011 March 2011 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 April 2010 Categories Adventures Community Current Affairs

    Original URL path: https://blog.petertaylor.co.nz/2010/10/06/sumner-fire-brigade-post-quake-thanks/ (2016-05-02)
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  • canterbury earthquake | Occasionalities
    22 Feb 2011 earthquake The pharmacist from next door told me that Shane survived Tragically the lovely good sort Natasha at Wicks Fish another neighbouring business and her customer were killed Original article September 2010 Shane Tatum of Memphis Belle pizzeria in Linwood is living the life he loves The eccentric decor of the Worcester St eatery gives a hint of the old soul who dwells within Jam packed with World War II and related memorabilia the shop is a delightful experience that money could not buy Continue reading Tags canterbury earthquake christchurch earthquake pizza Categories Community Earthquake Rebuilding the People s City 15 Sep A huge event with the above title occurred in Christchurch tonight Around 400 people packed into the sports bar at the Woolston Club to hear views on the rebuilding of Christchurch following the 4 September earthquake Continue reading Tags canterbury earthquake christchurch earthquake Comments 2 Comments Categories Earthquake Calling All Angels 5 Sep Someone must have called in the angels on Saturday morning Our massive earthquake caused monumental amounts of damage to Christchurch and surrounding Canterbury but not one life was lost The Haiti earthquake exactly the same force at 7 1 on the Richter scale killed 300 000 people Thank goodness for our First World building standards and the incredibly fortuitous timing If the earthquake had occurred just five hours earlier Manchester St the site of large building collapses would have been busy with Friday night revellers My own property escaped damage The big worry for me was my Mum stuck out in Kaiapoi with no way of communicating to the outside world After waiting for news that the Waimakariri bridges were safe I headed out Numerous detours later I arrived to find Kaiapoi really messed up But Mum was fine her street suffering

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  • A big hand for Avonside | Occasionalities
    Avonside There was much to do Properties were overwhelmed with layers of silt that had burst out from underground under the forces of liquefaction I met folk from all over town from suburbs such as Fendalton who simply heard the appeal on a radio station and turned up to lend a hand Sam Johnson was a highly effective coordinator During a time when he should have been campaigning in west Christchurch as part of the community board election campaign he instead was selflessly coordinating teams all over Christchurch With rumours that the sewage contamination in the silt was off the scale the workers were potentially putting themselves at some risk Especially as a week of dry Nor Westers meant the silt had dried out and was blowing around Fortunately Sam and the team were on the ball and distributing dust masks to helpers Like this Like Loading Related Tags canterbury earthquake christchurch earthquake Categories Community Earthquake Self help Community Pool Four weeks after the big Canterbury eart Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012 February 2012 October 2011 March 2011 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010

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  • Earthquake thank you in Richmond | Occasionalities
    like most of the brick wall had collapsed in the earthquake Fortunately into an empty section I wrote earlier about Flesher Ave a few blocks away They got hit very hard But most of the rest of Richmond seemed to fare okay Sadly many streets have isolated examples of damage greater than the loss of a chimney Jonathan is one example Over in Forth St a delightful brick house was also badly shaken up Much of the outer layer of bricks are on the ground a large crack runs through the wall and a window frame is wildly askew It will be a shame if we lose more of the quaint remains of old Richmond The suburb has been intensively developed with small units I delivered twice as many fliers to letterboxes in this area than I would to a similar sized area elsewhere Like this Like Loading Related Tags canterbury earthquake christchurch earthquake Categories Community Earthquake Memphis Belle values first Kitty Fenton Sumner Historical Society Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012 February 2012 October 2011 March 2011 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June

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  • Memphis Belle – values first | Occasionalities
    is no EFTPOS and absolutely no advertising People driving past in the evening would barely be aware that the shop was open Custom at the Memphis Belle is 100 driven by word of mouth Shane s values extend to baking his own artisan bread and selling it direct to customers at the Riccarton House Deans Bush market The surplus is distributed by bicycle to elderly ladies in the Linwood neighbourhood Even a bad hit from the earthquake did not stop the Memphis Belle Shane was in early morning bakery mode when the quake hit The roof caved in on him but he escaped and body rolled down the bouncing stairs to find the front door jammed by the movement He delicately timed his exit between waves and quickly shut the door as the front windows bowed alarmingly demonstrating the part the closed door was playing in holding the building together I just burst out laughing it felt good to be alive he said of his arrival on the street With several enormous tarpaulins doing duty as a temporary roof a structural engineer passed the building including the chemist next door safe for business Which was good otherwise I would not

    Original URL path: https://blog.petertaylor.co.nz/2010/09/24/memphis-belle-values-first/ (2016-05-02)
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  • pizza | Occasionalities
    he loves The eccentric decor of the Worcester St eatery gives a hint of the old soul who dwells within Jam packed with World War II and related memorabilia the shop is a delightful experience that money could not buy Continue reading Tags canterbury earthquake christchurch earthquake pizza Categories Community Earthquake Archives June 2015 March 2015 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 February 2014 July 2013 March 2013 August 2012

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