All Australians that want to get information call 1300 555 135
Revised phone numbers:
- Emergency Helpline 0800 77 9997
- For missing people call Red Cross 0800 733 276
I just red about it in the internet. So sad. Sorry for all who had lost there loved ones.
Thanks, Jo, for setting up this thread. Sorry to hear about loss of lives, the devastation in NZ.
Aftershocks are becoming less frequent now.
There's been great support from areas outside Christchurch to take in people being evacuated, and travellers stranded due to flights to Christchurch being cancelled.
Christcurch airport has reopened, for domestic flights only, educational facilities will be closed for at least a week.
This is absolutely terrible, people in my office were gathered around the TV during lunch watching it unfold in disbelief. We have a few Kiwis in the office and one of them called relatives near Christchurch to find them all okay, even though one was inside a building that partially collapsed when the quake struck. Thankfully, he managed to escape - very lucky.
Jo, hope you are doing okay and that any people you know down there are doing fine.
I've been able to get in touch with one friend - fortunately she's ok.
Some staff from our Chch office will be relocated to Auckland temporarily because their building has been damaged.
International flights are expected to resume tonight.
Urban Search and Rescue teams from Australia, US, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and UK arrivng over the next day or so.
Google has created this search tool for those trying to find people in Christchurch. I am looking for my cousin - so far without success.
What's your cousin's name John, and which street did he live in?
We saw many photos on the web site last night and it breaks my heart to see the damage done and the lives lost.
Thanks Jo. I have emailed you separately.
I have been contacted by my cousin and she is well although her home has been severely damaged.
Appreciate all of your help.
Very relieved to hear your news John.
I just wanted to post on here some information from King's College
who were located in the collapsed CTV building.
They are searching for the whereabouts of their foreign students and are trying to compile a list at this page: Status of personnel at Kings Education after Earthquake
Any assistance as to the location of these students will be greatly appreciated, and since we Travelbloggers tend to hang around the travelling community, thought best to post this here in case someone is able to assist.
Just a word of caution, this list makes for distressing reading.
Just to add to Shane's post above, I've translated the status' of the Japanese students from King's Education - the info is now on www.mjjapan.co.nz
(I work there)
地震 富山県留学生 （24日午前7時半現在)
Direct link here
Any queries with the Japanese, let me know.