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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Condolences to New Zealand

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Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Agreed. Yet, the quick work by the folks there have already achieved remarkable results, such as power restored to some areas and drinking water shipped in. Even with the recent floods in OZ, the folks got down to work.

I cannot help but compare the devastation in OZ and NZ to New Orleans and the attitudes of the people in these cities. People have called me racist because of my views with regards to how the people responded to their own disasters.

Take it a step further. Look at Haiti. Not much rebuilding has gone on even though billions of dollars of aid has been pumped in. I suppose that some folks roll up their shirt sleeves and get to work while others steal steal the shirts and do not bother to roll up the sleeves.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I was also surprised to hear the news last night how quickly the water pipes were restored in Christchurch – just in 1 or 2 hours! Now in South Africa …. Oh well, we know the story, don’t we?

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all....

UK

Flora Toadfoot said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

1 or 2 YEARS... and we would be lucky !!

Took me two months to get them to fix a leaking water meter outside my property - despite several calls to them. It was always - 'it will be fixed within the next 24 hours'...

Condolences to all in New Zealand and a speedy recovery to friends and all others injured.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

my parents still live in south africa, and they regularly have water leaks on their street (old area, old pipes). my father tells me that the council always responds to the reports of water leaks quickly and a crue is there to fix it within a max od two hours. then again, thats a DA ruled area ;)

and yes, the new zealanders are coping more than admirably to this horrific event.

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