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BrennPLATINUM Member
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Hope all the staff here, friends and loved ones, are ok. Please let us know how you are.



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PeleBRONZE Member
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Beat me to this Brenn. smile

I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. You are in our thoughts, hopes, and prayers.

Love you all!

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Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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I only just heard now - please roll-call! So worried!! xoxoxo

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

Vanessa_ThorntonGOLD Member
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Hope you are all safe.

fNiGOLD Member
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Just heard, hope everyone's okay. Sending our thoughts and prayers.


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just learned now - sending love to all affected grouphug

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MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,061 posts
Location: New Zealand

Just got power back on now.

All at HoP are OK, however very very shaken.
Having lots of big after quakes (even as I type)

I actually feel sea sick from all the shaking.

Chris had raced home to check on Kim (his partner) who was due to give berth yesterday. She was coping last I heard. I have not heard from them since but he said he would keep me in the loop.

Sleeping in our clothes tonight.

Praying for those much worse than us.

Your prayers are much appreciated. Love to you all.

Kindest regards


May your balls always burn

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Glad to hear you & everyone at HoP are OK.

Much love and best wishes

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astonSILVER Member
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Location: South Africa

Seconding Pink.

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"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

_Clare_BRONZE Member
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So glad you're all safe...

We're all thinking of you for the days ahead

Getting to the other side smile

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JamethGOLD Member
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia

Thinking of you and other friends in Christchurch, I hope things go OK for you and yours.

BirgitBRONZE Member
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Best wishes for a safe and quiet night to you and everyone else in Christchurch.

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
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Glad to hear everyone is OK.

Malcolm! Eat fewer beans! wink


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Location: United Kingdom

Nice to hear your all safe.


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MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
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Everyone at work is safe, although some no longer have a home to live in. We are mostly in phone contact.

Tom, Chris and I were at work today, answering emails and making stock.
There are massive delays in getting supplies and now no petrol anywhere.

Kim has not given birth yet. She is 2 days over due. She is in good care.

Tom and I both have to bike to work. But Chris and a few others have no petrol to get to work and live too far to walk and no bike.

Huge shortage of housing and many people (including staff) leaving the city by car or plane.

I may have to start looking for people to work for me who are able but have no where to go to.

It is very important that business continues to operate as fast as possible for recovery of economy.

We dug a hole for a toilet at work and have been boiling water so we have plenty to drink.

Our postal and export carriers say they will be operating by next Monday. So goods/orders will be picked up then.

Many after shocks happening all day. I am on edge.

We are alive and we are very blessed.

Tom, Alan and I will be at work tomorrow working very hard.

Thanks again for all you wishes


May your balls always burn

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Well, I've no where to go and I'm willing to work for you,
but I'm 11.898 miles away, if that's not a big problem.


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Damn, my heart goes out to you all! <3
I wish i could help, if there is anything we can do to help let us know!
*positive vibes to all affected*

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I Have a body.

WirewoodGOLD Member
90 posts
Location: Perth, West Australia

Hi Malcom, Chris (Kim & +1 - of course), and all the people in Chch,

Thinking of you & your families, wish I could be there to help. Seeing all the pictures of my home town so trashed hurts like hell, the images of the Cathedral hit me like a physical blow.

Take care everyone.


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Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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Just got a text message from George: his family and him are ok.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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georgemcBRONZE Member
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Originally Posted By: Rouge DragonJust got a text message from George: his family and him are ok.
Yep - sorry you are still stuck with me! :-)

As a huge generalisation, those of us on the west side of the city are mostly ok with more of the same of what we got in Sept. Our house was assessed for being pushed over and rebuilt before so it couldn't get much worse. It's still waterproof though and we still have power and water the whole time so are pretty lucky.

It's quite strange though - I've been at work yesterday and today and while you're carrying on a "normal" life you know that about 10 minutes drive away that specialists from all over the world are rushing in and pulling bodies out of rubble. You feel guilty as a result and the fact that you might be a bit hard done by with a house scheduled for demoliition is well and truly of little consequence when others are dead and families have lost everything. It is a strange feeling.

And you wait and wait for the list of the dead because sure as eggs are eggs, there'll be someone on the list you know...

Thanks Rougie for chasing me up. Sorry I didn't get here earlier.
It's rather humbling getting messages from people all over the world checking if you're all right. Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and wishes.

It's really great to have the specialised teams from Australia, Taiwan, Japan, UK and the USA (still enroute). Really strong bonds between these teams I think.

We're going to be in this boat for several months to come it seems.

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G and I are sending wishes from Bali. Keep your spirits strong!

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glad to hear that you're all safe, CHCH hOp guys!!

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liquidtrancei dream in circles...
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glad to hear you're safe guys grouphug

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Location: Newcastle, UK

Glad everyone is safe. Thoughts and best wishes from the Uk. Hugs to you all, I have made donations to help, wish I could do more frown


Where was the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!!

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seems it's not coming to rest... Gaia have mercy frown
meditate for everybody's safety

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Wild ChildSILVER Member
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Amen to that grouphug

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burningoftheclaveySILVER Member
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Good to hear everyone else is all good!
Malcolm if you still need people to help I can be available, working another job but can put in a few hours if you need?
Big big cuddles to everyone grouphug

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