- 04/09/2010 at 1:21 am #6933oldgreyboyParticipant
might seem off topic but i hope our christchurch members and their families are ok04/09/2010 at 1:54 am #15956elmo22Participant
thanks one hell of a shake,a few broken things only small stuff thou chimmey bugged was the worst very lucky at my home theres a lot worse then me all alive and safe here04/09/2010 at 6:33 am #15957
Thanks. i were house sitting in kaiapoi for my mother house is fine few broken things. main kaiapoi bridge excuse me is fucked the main st is and sad to say our historic swing bridge is rooted along with alot of other historic buildings nearly bought a tear to my eye when i went for a walk this afternoon after growning up here to see it destroyed is just heart breaking05/09/2010 at 1:19 am #15958
Was awake when it happened but no major damage in ashburton that I know of just photos and things falling off the walls, still getting aftershocks today.05/09/2010 at 2:27 am #15959
Oh guess your lucky zac. Will be down there tomorrow for work05/09/2010 at 3:58 am #15961
Meant to be 21 degrees tomorow thought I might go up to the pier for a fish although meant to turn cold southerly and rain in the evening. Might be best to wait till next weekend and see what the weathers like, still seems like it’s raining every couple days.05/09/2010 at 7:56 am #15964fishforpotParticipant
I went for a look today , just around wainoni ….Im in the building trade , and can tell you this event is huge ….there will be thousands of houses beyond repair ……
Old Ru , if he still lives there , was right next to what appears one of many fault lines that opened up , a house built over these lines will be pretty much rooted
Porritt park hockey grounds are a right off , from the other side of the river Id pick the old Leander Lounge “rowing club” will be condemned , at least 1 side of it ….the boat shed next to it looks no better ….I saw dozens and dozens of houses that are poked …..
Wont be doing much fishing this season Id pick ….its gunna be work work work05/09/2010 at 9:09 am #15965
This crazy wind and bit of rain we had can’t be helping much. It’s going to take months and months for all the houses that need to be rebuilt.05/09/2010 at 10:41 pm #15968mulletmanParticipant
thanks for the support man16/09/2010 at 3:54 am #16028rdeejayParticipant
fishforpot16/09/2010 at 6:55 am #16029fishforpotParticipant
That “fault line” goes thru the edge of their house , up the drive and thru the garage ….rooting everything ……..it continues thru other houses , across Pembroke St , thru more houses and then thru my mates place ……its split in half …mind blowing to see …he walked me thru it
He had recently added 2 br’s and garage behind the old house , linked by a conservatory
The conservatory was destroyed ……the garage and house moved 6 inches towards the river ..garage dropped 8 inches into the ground at one end
house split in half with the front continuing to sink lower into the ground ….even the fence got ripped into 4-5 sections
The crack continued on thru 5 more properties he said …
Every house over that line will be rooted ….
The house directly behind that one on TV would be ok , the crack would have just tickled the very corner of the property …
You still in CHCH ru ?16/09/2010 at 12:27 pm #16030rdeejayParticipant
if it’s going through the garage then the house i was in is directly behind that, check google it’s the one with the conservatory. Yep still in ch-ch, at the armargh end of trent street
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