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Post-quake preparedness: the lowdown on emergency water

Every Wellingtonian knows they live under the big risk of an earthquake. But complacency creeps in. The batteries die, the matches get damp, the water goes stale and slimy. However, new reports reinforce the stark potential impact on a region fed by one vulnerable highway and airport. Wellington Water estimates a high intensity quake on the Wellington Fault

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Firefighters and paramedics honoured for service following Christchurch Earthquake

Published 30 June 2015 84 Queensland Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and six Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AusMAT) Taskforce personnel have been recognised for their humanitarian efforts following the devastating 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. The group was deployed a day after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage across Christchurch, killing 185 people and injuring thousands

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