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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Zealand : Live updates - Christchurch earthquake Wednesday

Live updates from TVNZ :

" 5:01pm
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) is asking all its blind, partially sighted and deafblind members who have relocated as a result of the Christchurch earthquake, to please contact the RNZFB immediately on 0800 24 33 33 if they have not done so already. 4:38pm The Red Cross will make an announcement on emergency grants at 5.00pm today.

Beaurepaires is offering free puncture repairs on passenger and emergency vehicles involved in the relief efforts. Beaurepaires have stores at Blenheim Rd, Carmen Rd, Radcliffe Rd, Sandyford St or Wairakei Rd.

Orion has confirmed that 87% of customers now have power restored. 25,000 customers remain to be reconnected, with around 16,600 of these customers in the Brighton/Dallington area. Contractors are now working in areas where there is very significant earthquake damage to the power system. See a map of affected areas here."

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