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Earthquake and Coldplay: I'm proud of my country

Saturday, February 22, 2014

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I knew someone trapped in this pancaked building. All during these rescue attempts there were big aftershocks every few minutes.
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    Truly a country to be proud of. Thank you for sharing this.
    1421 days ago
    I had no idea. Thank you for posting this. I don't watch that much TV and I don't read the newspaper. I certainly appreciate you posting this. chris
    1422 days ago
    It was such a catastrophic disaster. I'm grateful that you've posted about the rehabilitation over the years too. Hard to believe that 3 years have gone by. On the other hand it is important to see how long it takes to recover from things like this. Such a large city and yet on the news people forget quickly past the disaster days and don't realize the after effects... mud oozing into homes and getting libraries up and running... on and on. All the problems people had with insurance. People are amazing. Hope is always possible. But you can't take things for granted. Thanks for posting and sharing how it affected you that year and after.
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    It was very big loss to the Country even though I live in Auckland I knew the Doctor who was lost in that tragedy as he was our Dr. before he went down there and he as fantastic.
    1422 days ago
    I am so sorry!!! Thanks for sharing these videos. So sorry.
    1422 days ago
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    Kia Kaha
    In this age of the 24 hour news cycle, here in the US this was a 30 sec blip. Amazing video -- made me cry -- glad to see you are recovering - tho I know there is a ways to go.
    1422 days ago
    Wow - I had no idea!
    1422 days ago

    Oh, dear DEAR Penny, you, and your family, and all the family's that were heroes on that terrible day, and the many months that have followed ... the whole wide world THANKS YOU for your compassion and for all comforting you gave to the families of those victims. I love your country and your people and you and pray for your healing.

    [excerpt below, from your country's list of casualties resulting from that day]

    As at 9 February 2012, the official earthquake toll was 185 victims.

    115 people died in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building
    18 people died in the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building
    8 people died on buses in the central city
    28 people died in other areas of the central city
    12 people died in suburban locations

    In addition to the 181 victims identified through the Police disaster victim identification process, the Chief Coroner has determined that an additional four deaths were directly associated with the 22 February earthquake.


    Dr Maysoon Mahdi ABBAS, age 61
    Lalaine Collado AGATEP, age 38 (female) from the Philippines
    Dr Husam Sabar AL-ANI, age 55 of Christchurch (a NZ citizen from Iraq)
    Jane-Marie ALBERTS, age 44 of Christchurch
    Mary Louise Anne Bantillo AMANTILLO, age 23 (female) of the Philippines
    Emmabelle Cabahug ANOBA, age 26 (female) of the Philippines
    Jayden Brytane ANDREWS-HOWLAND, age 15 of Aranui, Christchurch
    Marina ARAI, age 19 (female) of Japan
    Linda Isobel ARNOLD, age 57 of Christchurch


    Dr Dominic Joseph Gerard BELL, age 45 of Christchurch
    Valquin Descalsota BENSURTO, age 23 (male) of the Philippines
    Heidi Julie BERG, age 36 (female) of Christchurch
    Matthew Lyle BEAUMONT, age 31 (male), of Christchurch
    Carey Stuart BIRD, age 48, a NZ citizen resident in Australia
    Andrew James Llewellyn BISHOP, age 33 of Christchurch
    Nina Jane BISHOP, age 32 of Christchurch
    Pamela (Pam) Maree BRIEN, age 54 (female) of Christchurch
    Rhys Frank BROOKBANKS, age 25 of Christchurch
    Melanie Jane BROWN, age 54 of Christchurch
    Henry Ross BUSH, age 75 of Christchurch


    Ivy Jane CABUNILAS, age 33 of the Philippines
    Yu CAI, age 31 (female) of China
    Ian Neville CALDWELL, age 47 of Christchurch
    Cristiano CARAZO-CHANDLER, age 35 (male) of Christchurch
    Helen Margaret CHAMBERS, age 44 of Christchurch
    Yang CHEN, Age 29 (female) of China
    John Kristoffer Villegas CHUA, age 24 (male) of the Philippines
    Susan Patricia CHUTER, age 52 of Christchurch
    Stephen COCHRANE, aged 43 of Bromley, Christchurch
    Rachel Elizabeth CONLEY, age 27 of the United States of America
    Philip Graeme Reeve COPPEARD, age 41 of Christchurch
    Patrick John COUPE, age 46 of Christchurch
    Donald Ashby COWEY, age 82 of Christchurch
    Andrew Christian Ross CRAIG, age 46 of Christchurch
    John Barry CRAIG (known as Barry), age 67 of Christchurch
    Estelle Marie CULLEN, age 32 of Christchurch
    Dr Tamara CVETANOVA, age 42 (female) of Serbia, resident in Christchurch


    Betty Irene DICKSON, age 82 of Christchurch
    Joanna Clare DIDHAM, age 35 of Christchurch
    Jennifer Ann DONALDSON, age 55 of Christchurch
    Paul Clarence DUNLOP, age 67 of Rolleston Selwyn District


    Marielle FALARDEAU, age 60 of Canada
    Dian Mary FALCONER, age 54 of Christchurch
    Adam Stephen FISHER, age 27 of Belfast, Christchurch
    Maureen Valerie FLETCHER, age 75 of Christchurch
    Ian FOLDESI, age 64 (male) of Christchurch
    Jewel Jose FRANCISCO, age 26 of the Philippines


    Samuel Reese GIBB, age 27 of Christchurch
    Jaime Robert McDowell GILBERT, age 22 of Christchurch
    Joanne May GILES, age 60 of Christchurch
    Baxtor GOWLAND, age 5 months of Christchurch
    Elizabeth Jane GRANT (known as Jane) age 51 (female) of Belfast, Christchurch


    a Sarah HADFIELD, age 38 of Kaiapoi
    Yuki HAMASAKI, age 23 (female) of Japan
    Xiling HAN, age 25 (female) of China
    Tamara Lia HARCA, age 59 (female) from Romania, resident in Christchurch
    Jayden HARRIS, age 8 months of Christchurch
    Yuki HASUMOTO, age 22 (female) of Japan
    Yumiko HATA (female), age 29 of Japan
    Miki HAYASAKA, age 37 female) from Japan
    Wen HE, age 25 (female) of China
    Jen/Jin HII, age 34 (female) of Malaysia
    Yuko HIRABAYASHI, age 28 (female) from Japan
    Yoshiko HIRAUCHI, age 61 of Japan
    Marion Isabella McKirdy HILBERS, age 49 of Christchurch
    Christopher Grant HOMAN, age 34 of Christchurch
    Amanda Jane HOOPER, age 30 of Rolleston, Christchurch
    Megumi HORITA (female), age 19 of Japan
    Hifumi HOSHIBA, age 41 (female) from Japan
    Siwen HUO (female), age 28 of China
    Haruki HYAKUMAN (male), age 27 of Japan
    Rika HYUGA, age 30 (female) of Japan


    Toshiko IMAOKA, age 34 (female), of Japan
    Gabi INGEL, age 22 of Israel
    Thanydha INTARANGKUN, age 36 (female), of Thailand
    Tomoki ISHIKURO, age 19 (male) of Japan


    Kyle Brandon JACK-MIDGLEY, age 27 from Christchurch
    Man JIN, age 26 (female) of China


    Kayo KANAMARU, age 19 (female) of Japan
    Kyoko KAWAHATA, age 20 of Japan
    Beverley Faye KENNEDY, age 60 of Christchurch
    Saori KIKUDA, age 19 (female) of Japan
    Yasuhiro KITAGAWA (male), age 39 of Japan


    Chang LAI, age 27 (female) of China
    Wai Fong LAU, age 87 of Christchurch
    Hsin Hung LEE, age 32 (female) of Taiwan
    Normand LEE, age 25 of Christchurch
    Jin-Yan LENG, age 30 (female), of China
    Ofer LEVY, age 22 of Israel
    De LI, age 18 (male) of China
    Wanju LI, age 44 (female) of China
    Xia LI (female), age 42 of China
    Phimphorn LIANGCHUEA (female), age 41 of Thailand
    Adrienne Isobel LINDSAY, age 54 of Christchurch
    Haruthaya LUANGSURAPEESAKUL, age 32 of Thailand
    Scott William Emerson LUCY, age 38
    Catherine McNicol LUNNEY, age 62 of Christchurch


    Donna Merrie MANNING, age 43 of Christchurch
    Kelly Lynn MAYNARD, age 43 of Christchurch
    Philip John McDONALD, age 57 of Ashburton
    Matthew Stuart McEACHEN, age 25
    Owen Thomas McKENNA, age 40 of Christchurch
    Teresa MCLEAN (nee ELMS) age 40 (female) a NZ Citizen from Great Britain, resident in Kaiapoi
    Heather Marilyn MEADOWS, age 66 (female) of Christchurch
    Ezra Mae Sabayton MEDALLE, age 24 (female) of Philippines
    Janet Dawn MELLER, age 58, of Christchurch
    Adrienne MEREDITH, age 36 of Christchurch
    Ofer Binyamin MIZRAHI, age 22 of Israel
    Kelsey Sinitta MOORE, age 18 of Christchurch
    Emi MURAKAMI, age 19 (female) of Japan
    Jillian Lesley MURPHY, age 48 of Christchurch


    a Ann NEALE, age 41 of Wellington
    Erica Avir Reyes NORA, age 20 (female) of Phillipines


    Blair James O'CONNOR, age 34 of Christchurch
    John Joseph O'CONNOR, age 40 of Ireland
    Noriko OTSUBO, age 41 (female) of Japan


    Linda Rosemary PARKER, age 50 of Christchurch
    Joseph Tehau POHIO, age 40 of Christchurch
    Taneysha Gail PRATTLEY, age 5 weeks of Christchurch
    Wanpen PREEKLANG, age 45 (female), of Thailand


    Jessie Lloyd REDOBLE, age 30 (male) of the Philippines
    Deborah Ann ROBERTS, age 39 of Christchurch
    Joseph Stuart ROUTLEDGE (known as Stuart), age 74 of Christchurch
    Lucy ROUTLEDGE, age 74 of Christchurch


    Saya SAKUDA, age 19 (female) of Japan
    Yoko SAKURAI, age 27 (female) of Japan
    Jeff Pelesa SANFT, age 32 of Christchurch
    Gillian SAYERS, age 43 of Christchurch (UK citizen)
    Susan Lyn SELWAY, age 50 (female) of Christchurch
    Emma SHAHARUDIN, age 35 of Lincoln, Christchurch
    Dr Allan Alexander SINCLAIR, age 45 of Christchurch
    Christopher Patrick SMITH, age 48 of Selwyn
    Christine Patricia (Trish) STEPHENSON, age 61 of Christchurch
    Beverley May STICK, age 71 of Christchurch
    Earl Nicholas STICK, age 78 of Christchurch
    Neil Glyn STOCKER, age 58
    Michael Stuart Coulter STYANT, age 41 of Christchurch
    Yoko SUZUKI, 31 (female), of Japan


    Te Taki (Wally) TAIRAKENA, age 60 of Christchurch
    Hiroko TAMANO, age 43 (female), from Japan
    Brian Warrington TAYLOR, age 66 (male) of Christchurch
    Isaac James THOMPSON, age 21, of Rangiora
    Desley Ann THOMSON, age 32 of Christchurch
    Lesley Jane THOMSON, age 55 of Christchurch
    Gregory James TOBIN, age 25 of Christchurch
    Shane Robert TOMLIN, age 42 of Christchurch
    Asuka TSUCHIHASHI (female), age 28 of Japan
    Hui Yun TU (female), age 22 of China


    Yurika UCHIHIRA, age 19 (female) of Japan
    Amanda Jayne (Mandy) URIAO, age 38 of Christchurch


    Jittra WAITHAYATADAPONG (female), age 40 of Thailand
    Limin WANG, age 32 (female) of China
    Tao WANG, age 29 (female) of China
    Graham WEILD, age 77
    Joan Dorothy WEILD, age 76
    Lisa Patricia WILLEMS, age 43 of Christchurch
    Julie Kathryn WONG, age 37 of Christchurch (dual UK and NZ citizenship)
    Siriphan WONGBUNNGAM, age 27 of Thailand
    Murray John WOOD, age 56 of Christchurch
    Owen Morris WRIGHT, age 40 of Lyttelton
    Stephen Robert WRIGHT, age 46 of Christchurch
    Paul Khye Soon WU, age 60 of Christchurch (NZ citizen from Malaysia)


    Sisi XIN, age 28 (female) of China
    Linlin XU, age 26 (female) of China
    Xiujuan XU, age 47 (female), of China


    Ayako YAMAGUCHI, age 30 (female) of Japan
    Mina YAMATANI, age 19 (female) of Japan
    Didem YAMAN, age 31 (female) of Turkey
    Caiying YE, age 27 (female) of China
    Saki YOKOTA, age 19 (female) of Japan
    Gilhwan YU, age 23 of Korea
    Naon YU, age 21 (female) of South Korea


    Hui ZHANG (female), age 34 of China
    Weiyu ZHANG, age 30 (female) of China
    Di-Di ZHANG, age 23 (female), of China
    Yantao ZHONG, age 31 (female) of China
    Xioa-Li ZHOU, age 26 (female), of China

    Other victims

    Reta STEWART, age 81 (female) of Christchurch
    Iris BOTTING, age 88 (female) of Christchurch
    Elizabeth SINCLAIR, age 76 (female), of Christchurch
    Pamela Christina BARKLE, age 72 (female), of Christchurch

    Unidentified victims

    Shawn LUCAS, age 40 (male) of Christchurch
    Rhea Mae SUMALPONG, age 25 (female) of the Philipines
    Elsa TORRES DE FROOD, age 53 (female) of Peru (NZ resident)
    Valeri VOLNOV, age 41 (male) of Russia (NZ resident)
    1422 days ago
    I love your attitude about Guns and Helping others
    1422 days ago
    emoticon Thanks Penny
    1422 days ago
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    thanks Penny
    1423 days ago
    Thanks Penny .. emoticon emoticon
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  • RDEE22
    Thanks Penny! emoticon
    1423 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon
    1423 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this. You honor them with your actions.
    1423 days ago
    Made me all teary-eyed!

    And we love your country, and talk about another visit.
    1423 days ago
    Wow, Penny, how emotional! I didn't know about any of this because I don't watch TV and have little contact with the outside world. So sorry to hear about this terrible, shocking tragedy!
    1423 days ago
    1423 days ago
    Brilliant Penny....
    just awesome
    1423 days ago
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