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Hard News: #eqnz: Okay?

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  • Farmer Green, in reply to Farmer Green,

    More instances of overtopping of wells have been seen. There are literally thousands of these bores in the immediate area, and a representative sample has had pressure testing in recent times ; there will be good data.
    In the meantime, more "paleo" water will be dispersed to groundwater than previously , and eventually go down the rivers to the sea. It's very clean, hard water.

    Lower North Island • Since Nov 2012 • 776 posts Report Reply

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    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1344 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Interesting how the earthquake(s) has badly affected one particular area of Wellington - generally around Pipitea Point, while the more risky area of Cuba Street seems to have escaped unscathed. From Centreport, to Asteron House opposite the Railway Station and the Pipitea Campus of VUW, along Featherston Street, up Molesworth Street and Mulgrave Street and along Pipitea Street - there are numerous buildings affected, and most are relatively recently built. Some are slowly reopening after major clean ups but some are structurally damaged and will be out of action for months. Even the enormous historic organ in the Cathedral was smashed. There must have been a lot of very vigorous twisting and shaking in that area. The lower part is on reclaimed land but higher up it was considered safe enough to build the Regional Civil Defence Centre in Murphy Street about 20 years ago. Pipitea Point came through the 1848 and 1855 earthquakes OK. Interestingly the Railway Station, built in the 1930s, is fine.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3218 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    The post earthquake situation is showing up the power of the large private building owners. A name I recognise was one who opposed the election of new mayor Justin Lester, with a monster attack banner on one of his buildings.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3218 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    A name I recognise was one who opposed the election of new mayor Justin Lester, with a monster attack banner on one of his buildings.

    That seems to be something of a Wellington tradition. No doubt you'll recall Bob Jones's "Labour Credibility Barometer" that hung around for probably the entire Muldoon era.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Vaguely. There were also large 'democracy is under attack' banners throughout the term of the last Labour-led government on a certain building in a prominent location.

    Will be fascinating to see what the inquiry uncovers.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3218 posts Report Reply

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