Survival-kit lessons from Christchurch

I spent a bit of time in Christchurch in 2012, and every time I went I asked people what they had in their ‘get through‘ kit now that they’d lived through a series of earthquakes – including that devastating one in February 2011. Here are some of their tips and others I’ve come across. 1. …

How Stuff and NZ Herald reached out during quake coverage

Interesting post from Fairfax Media’s Reuben Schwarz about features NZ news sites used in their coverage of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. He talks about how the main sites – nzherald.co.nz and stuff.co.nz – worked with other people, in a way not seen before. “The quake changed the way the nzherald.co.nz and stuff.co.nz sites pulled in …

News and emergency information sources for #Christchurch #eqnz

NZ Civil Defence updates: http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/ Up to date information on what’s happening and what to do: http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/ including printable pdfs of contact numbers in English, Chinese, Korean, Find out what’s open: http://eq.org.nz/   Essential numbers from Civil Defence Earthquake Government Helpline: 0800 779 997 A service for people requiring information on income support, housing options, health issues, …