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  # 443902 27-Feb-2011 16:33
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If they start building malls in the center of the city, instead of rebuilding it as a modern interpretation of what Christchurch stands for then I'm out of here..

"Hey tourist's, we have a mall you can walk to from your hotel, it's right next to the art gallery."

YUCK!!!! Frown

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  # 443942 27-Feb-2011 20:43
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What is (re)built will be a far cry from what was there now. I suspect it is likely to be opened up a lot more, but there will also be some tall buildings and malls. I could be wrong, but the most economic way to build is to build big.

 
 
 
 


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  # 443985 27-Feb-2011 23:46
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[I could be wrong, but the most economic way to build is to build big.]

They wont be big, they will be low rise. Earthquake proof high rise may be viable, but you will not get them filled. This made Sept 4 seem like a minor quake. It was violent.

I am hoping that there will be smartly built low rise office areas, perhaps the lower property values (supply and demand) will allow that. I dearly hope that we can find ways to add back the character. There are 50,000 of us in CBD, they need to rebuild so the population feels safe. Being outside where there are no old facades will help so much, being inside a building that is strong and not heavy will be a great help.

re Countdown on fire, it was Colombo St, it is a block away from me. Gas leak from gas bakers ovens that start before the staff start, and an electric fault.

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  # 444023 28-Feb-2011 09:42
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DjShadow: TelstraClear just announced on twitter that for the next fortnight all National and International calls from chch will be free


Wow this is great, as soon as I have power, water, sewers and telstra services restored I'll be able to call for free.

 

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  # 444028 28-Feb-2011 09:45
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mad01:
DjShadow: TelstraClear just announced on twitter that for the next fortnight all National and International calls from chch will be free


Wow this is great, as soon as I have power, water, sewers and telstra services restored I'll be able to call for free.



I have the impression you tried to use sarcasm, which is fine, I just don't understand why would it be needed... Each company does what they know best. There are other places where TelstraClear services are working, so those other people can take advantage of this offer anyway.




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  # 444030 28-Feb-2011 09:53
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freitasm:
mad01:
DjShadow: TelstraClear just announced on twitter that for the next fortnight all National and International calls from chch will be free


Wow this is great, as soon as I have power, water, sewers and telstra services restored I'll be able to call for free.



I have the impression you tried to use sarcasm, which is fine, I just don't understand why would it be needed... Each company does what they know best. There are other places where TelstraClear services are working, so those other people can take advantage of this offer anyway.


There are alot of Telstra staff on the ground finding the breaks and moving the generators.. Telecom payphones are also free 

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  # 444031 28-Feb-2011 09:55
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If anyone in Christchurch needs Collocation, a Virtual Machine, or even something basic like a site explaining your current status let me know, we might be able to help.

Contact Unleash on 0800 750 250 to discuss options, we are currently running on Generator Power but are still going strong. Our Datacentre is manned 24hrs a day at the moment for support plus our building is unaffected by the Earthquake. 




 
 
 
 


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  # 444059 28-Feb-2011 10:50
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Anyone got a link back to the vf notices on the intercarrier txt issues?




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  # 444121 28-Feb-2011 13:28
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freitasm:
mad01:
DjShadow: TelstraClear just announced on twitter that for the next fortnight all National and International calls from chch will be free


Wow this is great, as soon as I have power, water, sewers and telstra services restored I'll be able to call for free.



I have the impression you tried to use sarcasm, which is fine, I just don't understand why would it be needed... Each company does what they know best. There are other places where TelstraClear services are working, so those other people can take advantage of this offer anyway.


Fair enough, maybe I'm just a bit over this all. For our suburb, this is a repeat of the september one where we have to wait quite a while for power, water and sewers to be restored, as well as Telstra services.

I'd rather they just put a hold on any billing until we can actually use their services. Appologies for the sarcasm, but it is a bit funny that they only took away the portaloos from our street 2 weeks ago. They are now slowly coming back...

My thoughts are with those that have lost someone... 

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  # 444131 28-Feb-2011 14:01
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mad01:
freitasm:
mad01:
DjShadow: TelstraClear just announced on twitter that for the next fortnight all National and International calls from chch will be free


Wow this is great, as soon as I have power, water, sewers and telstra services restored I'll be able to call for free.



I have the impression you tried to use sarcasm, which is fine, I just don't understand why would it be needed... Each company does what they know best. There are other places where TelstraClear services are working, so those other people can take advantage of this offer anyway.


Fair enough, maybe I'm just a bit over this all. For our suburb, this is a repeat of the september one where we have to wait quite a while for power, water and sewers to be restored, as well as Telstra services.

I'd rather they just put a hold on any billing until we can actually use their services. Appologies for the sarcasm, but it is a bit funny that they only took away the portaloos from our street 2 weeks ago. They are now slowly coming back...

My thoughts are with those that have lost someone... 


Unfortunately for you, the reality is that some parts of the city are far easier to get services restored to than others (plus the effort vs. population game), and you obviously live in a part of the city where it is more difficult.

Ultimately the only answer, to completely avoid this in the future, is to move. Frown

I feel for all you guys who are still without basic services. It can't be nice.

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  # 444165 28-Feb-2011 15:42
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Westfield Riccarton will be re-opening tomorrow. The Hub Hornby brought in several bus loads of people from the welfare centres to The Hub today and gave each of them $100 in mall and $10 in pak n save vouchers. You can't fault them for their community spirit!

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  # 444167 28-Feb-2011 15:57
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DonGould: Anyone got a link back to the vf notices on the intercarrier txt issues?


This was resolved the night of the quake and is now monitored 24/7

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  # 444169 28-Feb-2011 16:01
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kingjj: Westfield Riccarton will be re-opening tomorrow. The Hub Hornby brought in several bus loads of people from the welfare centres to The Hub today and gave each of them $100 in mall and $10 in pak n save vouchers. You can't fault them for their community spirit!


Those type of things make me smile ... I love it when my city pulls together,

Do be beware guys the inhome team is based in chch .. I am NOT sure whats going on inhome call center wise atm but if its not urgent please do not call ( And i know this because i am part of the inhome tieam.)

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  # 444170 28-Feb-2011 16:01
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Thanks John, what was the issue that caused it, can you tell us?




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  # 444172 28-Feb-2011 16:08
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DonGould: Thanks John, what was the issue that caused it, can you tell us?


unexpected huge amounts of SMS traffic between networks

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