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From: "J.M.de Montalk" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Canterbury Earthquake. UK Reporting.
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 11:16:35 +1200
I'm sure I remember reading some messages of sympathy to the whole list on
the day after the earthquake - it's not easy, on an emailing list, to know
which members live in Christchurch and to have their individual addresses to
email them, unless you've had previous contact.
I thought I'd contacted everyone I knew in Christchurch to see if they were
OK, but yesterday I received a letter from an elderly cousin I'd forgotten
Luckily she is fine and doesn't seem to hold a grudge against me for not
> Numerous emails from Australia and a couple from the UK, which were highly
> appreciated. From this List, ZILCH.
> >>I certainly contacted friends, relatives and businesses from the moment
>> came on our news at 6.30am that morning as I had just returned from New
>> Zealand. Quite a few contacts and businesses took a few days to get back
>> let us know they were ok, also continually contacted friends and
>> via Facebook as well.
>> Emergency Services in my State were willing to go, they have RAAF planes
>> here ready but the New Zealand Prime Minister knocked back the help.
>> Both my husband and I were willing to go on our own expense to help
>> and relatives that we both care about..
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "skut" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 8:20 AM
>> Subject: Re: [nz] Canterbury Earthquake. UK Reporting.
>>> Ray - I know what you mean as we have many relatives in the North Island
>>> hubby comes from there and we only had about 3 phone calls and received
>>> yesterday, why didn't they contact us personally as we could of been one
>>> the unfortunate ones lost our home, possessions. lives etc and no offer
>>> any type of help. Love the few peoples minds below and they are on
>>> and not one message have I received from one of them. But the messages I
>>> have received from USA, UK & Australia as some said if they had not
>>> from me they were going to ring actually one did try but she must of had
>>> wrong code from Australia.
>>> Just a quick one to let you know we are thinking of you and hope that
>>> well in your shattered city. Family have been contacting us to get
>>> so you're on a few people's minds.
>>> Skut from Christchurch