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Topic # 81948 20-Apr-2011 12:58
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Interested to see the consensus.


My opinion is that I am embarrassed to be a kiwi and ChCh resident after reading that. 

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  Reply # 460910 20-Apr-2011 13:08
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What couple?
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  Reply # 460917 20-Apr-2011 13:17
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Hmm cant find the link now but I read it.... bascially a couple decided enough was enough so they went to Australia after the earthquakes.
Their "friends" have pretty much branded them traitors etc and that theyre running away from their responsibilities in Chch etc.

Pile of BS IMHO..... shows how good their friends were.

Im moving further away from all my mates in Auckland , dont hear any of them calling me names for it.

Must be a slow news day...




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  Reply # 460938 20-Apr-2011 13:56
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  Reply # 460943 20-Apr-2011 14:14
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I'm just curious as to what the process was that lead them to speaking to a journalist about it. Why would you want to put your name to an article like that? It's just bad press for Christchurch that we don't need.

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  Reply # 460950 20-Apr-2011 14:39
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mattRSK: I'm just curious as to what the process was that lead them to speaking to a journalist about it. Why would you want to put your name to an article like that?


My guess would be for publicity? Trying to get famous? I really don't know what their motives would have been to be honest? I mean you can hardly label them "friends" if they go and do that...

This one definitely gets thrown in the whats-the-world-coming-to bin for sure.

As for the journalist who made this story? Well unfortunately I can't post on this website what he/she is...

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  Reply # 460964 20-Apr-2011 15:21
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I want to know how they could have been "all but ostracised for leaving". Aren't they ostracising themselves?

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  Reply # 460968 20-Apr-2011 15:37
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I call them smart. Why would you stick around a place with a known earthquake risk, with significant aftershocks still pretty much guaranteed, when you don't have any ties to the place? Moving to somewhere safer, warmer, where they can make a better living is a no-brainer.




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  Reply # 461020 20-Apr-2011 17:39
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I don't see anything bad that has happened to them based on the article except they said they feel like people have treated them badly. I would have liked a couple of examples or so. Maybe it was a slow news day or I have got the wrong end of the stick?

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timmmay: I call them smart. Why would you stick around a place with a known earthquake risk, with significant aftershocks still pretty much guaranteed, when you don't have any ties to the place? Moving to somewhere safer, warmer, where they can make a better living is a no-brainer.


So tell me where in NZ is not a known earthquake risk. Only a small percentage of buildings fell down here. I can't see how it is not a safe decision to continue living here.

As far as I am concerned I feel safer. My house didn't fall down and all of the buildings I frequent are structurally sound. It feels like we passed a test.

I can see how people may feel it is a stupid decision to stay here given the type of media coverage that has been shown. It is just not as bad as it has been portrayed. Sure there is disruption but people are dealing with it. Christchurch is a great place with massive opportunities and I cannot see that changing because of the earthquake.
 

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mattRSK:
timmmay: I call them smart. Why would you stick around a place with a known earthquake risk


So tell me where in NZ is not a known earthquake risk. Only a small percentage of buildings fell down here. I can't see how it is not a safe decision to continue living here. 


this is so true. if you worried about earthquake risk, NZ is not the place for you. what will you say to those who stay put in Wellington? 





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mattRSK:
timmmay: I call them smart. Why would you stick around a place with a known earthquake risk, with significant aftershocks still pretty much guaranteed, when you don't have any ties to the place? Moving to somewhere safer, warmer, where they can make a better living is a no-brainer.


I can see how people may feel it is a stupid decision to stay here given the type of media coverage that has been shown.  


Yes, I agree - the media has put a lot of fear in to the people of Christchurch over the past 7 months with the two major quakes we've had and as for the whole Ken Ring thing? Well... Enough said...

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  Reply # 461210 21-Apr-2011 09:21
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nakedmolerat:
this is so true. if you worried about earthquake risk, NZ is not the place for you. what will you say to those who stay put in Wellington? 


With Wellington we know there's going to be a big one some time, and fingers crossed the city is reasonably prepared. I'm sure it'd be absolute chaos though.




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