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  # 1674333 19-Nov-2016 21:56
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I think any emergency kit is going to depend on what's possible. Here on the farm I filled an old chest freezer in a building separate from the house with everything I could think of, the usual tinned food, batteries, etc., but also extra clothing for all weather, a tent and air mattress, sleeping bags, medical supplies including prescription painkillers, just about everything you might take along on a prolonged camping holiday. Also battery radios to keep up with the news. I assumed a major quake or storm that cuts us off, plus an electrical fire that burns down the house. We have everything necessary to camp outdoors until help comes, including different sources of water. I realise inner city dwellers won't be able to do this.

 

   





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  # 1674338 19-Nov-2016 22:11
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With the inland road still too dodgy to use could Kaikoura be partly supplied by using the wharf the whale watching vessel Aoraki uses?    Assuming that wharf is still intact & sea bed has not risen.

 

https://exploringmyownbackyard.com/category/kaikoura/        On that page there is a photo of the whale watching vessel & the wharf.     I guess it would not be suitable for anything bigger than a small fishing trawler though...

 

 

 

https://fishingmag.co.nz/fishing-destinations-south-island-new-zealand/canterbury-places-to-fish/kaikoura-coast-sea-fishing-surfcasting/kaikoura-coast-deep-sea-fishing-surfcasting-boat-launching-and-kayak-fishing-part-1

 

shows the whale watch vessels behind a break water & has information about boat ramps and so on.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1674351 19-Nov-2016 23:39
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With the inland road still too dodgy to use could Kaikoura be partly supplied by using the wharf the whale watching vessel Aoraki uses?    Assuming that wharf is still intact & sea bed has not risen.

 

https://exploringmyownbackyard.com/category/kaikoura/        On that page there is a photo of the whale watching vessel & the wharf.     I guess it would not be suitable for anything bigger than a small fishing trawler though...

 

 

 

https://fishingmag.co.nz/fishing-destinations-south-island-new-zealand/canterbury-places-to-fish/kaikoura-coast-sea-fishing-surfcasting/kaikoura-coast-deep-sea-fishing-surfcasting-boat-launching-and-kayak-fishing-part-1

 

shows the whale watch vessels behind a break water & has information about boat ramps and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wouldn't this be the sort of reason we might own a couple of large hovercraft?






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  # 1674393 20-Nov-2016 09:15
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Yes, hover craft might be a good idea!    Since writing my post about the whale watch wharf I have heard a RNZ item that says the whale watch boats are resting on the bottom at low tide so scratch that idea.    The whale watch guys were all ready to help out but then they found the seabed had risen.


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  # 1674412 20-Nov-2016 10:32
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Hovercrafts are terrible.




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  # 1674415 20-Nov-2016 10:42
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MikeB4: Hovercrafts are terrible.

 

And don't like uneven surfaces such as the new risen seabed to run over.

 

(As they are unable to maintain their cushion of air!)

 

And they are VERY noisy.


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  # 1674421 20-Nov-2016 11:09
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Maybe time to look at fast ferries again for Wellington to Lyttleton...SH1 and trains will take well over a year to fix.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1674479 20-Nov-2016 12:10
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Got to admit I am quite uneasy. My wife is away, being home alone and disabled I feel quite vulnerable should things go bad. Stress levels quite high

 

Which exacerbates things medically.

 

 

My wife and 11 year old son were very happy to see me get back into Lower Hutt Tuesday evening because I was in the UK as this unfolded. It was awful being away from family, but luckily I managed to keep in touch via Messenger as I flew back. We had moved into a new house on the flat just 2 weeks earlier and my wife was quite disorientated in a strange house with no power and she could not find the torches / radio. She said it was chaos trying to get out of Woburn back to higher ground with everything being gridlocked, so she just drove up the valley.

 

Interestingly, I had upgraded to Business on the way back and there was some obnoxious guy complaining about the internet speed and how slow it was getting to the likes of Stuff / Herald. He was quite vocal around the bar area, constantly complaining about Emirates and just one of those mouth pieces that you do not want near you when feeling anxious about events you have no control over. Obviously one of those people who should not drink at 38,000 feet. I mentioned Messenger as an easy way to keep in touch and that it worked well with airborne internet, but he said that he did not believe in those "childish internet tools". His loss lol.

 

One of the cabin crew overheard our conversation and asked if I was from Wellington. Woke up 3 hours out of Auckland to a full report of the current state of play for Wellington and if I needed any special assistance from there. EDIT: Well done Emirates, brilliant and unexpected service.

 

Separated families at times of emergency certainly brings in a new level of anxiety and vulnerability, for all parties.


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  # 1674541 20-Nov-2016 15:21
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MikeB4: Hovercrafts are terrible.

 

And don't like uneven surfaces such as the new risen seabed to run over.

 

(As they are unable to maintain their cushion of air!)

 

And they are VERY noisy.

 

 

 

 

Yes, because noisy craft bringing your supplies etc is just so annoying...






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  # 1674542 20-Nov-2016 15:22
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MikeB4: Hovercrafts are terrible.

 

 

 

What an odd statement.






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  # 1674546 20-Nov-2016 15:37
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Wazza69:

How have people approached putting together their emegency kit? Have you gone for one of the pre-mad kits or gone around and bought it all from different shops? Any recommendations appreciated. We have just returned to Wellington from the UK after 15 years to a 7.6 quake!


 


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I'm almost finished ours. I'll pick up a couple more small items on Monday. Most of it is stuff from around the house. We're campers from childhood so we have a pretty good idea of what to pack to rough it for a few days.

You can get a list of stuff on the civil defence web site they recommend you take, the gist of it which is everything you need to survive three days without any outside help.

I'm calling it our zombie apocalypse bug out gear.

I've broken our kit into four items- one pack each and one bag each. The packs are self contained, individualised, bare minimums, the two larger bags contain more supplies and comforts. What gets taken in the event of tsunami risk depends on if we have the car or not but all four items can be in the car in one trip out the door.


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  # 1674547 20-Nov-2016 15:45
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Can't recall exactly what caused the fast ferries to stop being used. But at one time Wellington had some awesome twin hulled fast ferries. I recall it was something to do with people complaining about their wash on the beaches, and they had to be slowed down, which made them uneconomical. 


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  # 1674556 20-Nov-2016 16:19
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Can't recall exactly what caused the fast ferries to stop being used. But at one time Wellington had some awesome twin hulled fast ferries. I recall it was something to do with people complaining about their wash on the beaches, and they had to be slowed down, which made them uneconomical. 

 

 

 

 

They became unviable due to the damage they were doing in Queen Charlotte Sound. Speed restrictions were placed on them that made them only a little faster than regular ferries.

 

They may be ideal for Welly/Lyttleton


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So both myself and a friend have been working on this since the quake - it is a live map showing quakes in the last 24hrs using websockets (so you don't have to refresh the page when a quake happens, it'll just "appear").

 

For those interested it is written in node.js using socket.io for websockets. There are likely things in it still broken (doing this as a learning exercise). It is also running on a couple of oDroids pulling in data from the Geonet API as quakes happen. We have found that quakes normally appear on the map before the Geonet site itself. The most recent quakes are highlighted with a blue circle. There are other colour codes based on the quality from Geonet of the quake itself (using their colour codes here).

 

Map here: https://quake.murfy.nz

 

Also a little easter egg if you're wanting your quakemap a little post-apocalyptic is a pipboy themed map sitting at /pipboy

 

Click on a dot to gain more information, double-click to open in Geonet (or just click on the quake ID). Everything will update on the map in real time as Geonet updates it also (going from caution - good - reviewed for example).





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Bit of a worry

 

West Coast should prepare for massive aftershock

 

Short story is that aftershock frequency has dropped, potentially building up. West Coast has had many small quakes all of a sudden in an aaa they take a keen interest in, I assume Alpine Fault related.


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