This Thursday is an important day for New Zealanders, with our national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi (for those in our coastal areas) happening all around the country at 9:30am. If you haven't already, please use the link I've popped below to sign up, so you can get all the info you need.
Most schools and many businesses and government agencies around the country are shaking out with us (that's why we're doing it at 9:30am) as well as just under a million people at last count.
The reason we're doing it is to help as many people as possible know the right thing to do in New Zealand during an earthquake: DROP to the ground, COVER yourself (especially your head so you are protected from things that may fall on your head - the main source of injury in our country during earthquakes) and HOLD on to your cover in case it bounces away and leaves you unprotected.
And if you are in a coastal area and you feel a long or string earthquake OR you see the sea doing weird things OR you hear strange noises coming from the ocean (like the sound of a train but coming from the sea) - walk or bike immediately to higher ground.
Of course, it would be smart to make sure you knew how to get to said higher ground so if you have a bach, take some time during ShakeOut on Thursday to think about where you'd go when you're there over summer, in case something DID happen.
I think the MP is being a snob for getting a petition up about the State housing in the area. Everyone is entitled to a home, The Nats have been pushing for more housing, BUT here is the MP for Hamilton West getting a petition together to stop the development going ahead. If he wants to be a Snob perhaps he should go live in Wellington at parliment or go live in Central Auckland. I am all fro housing being intergrated into the area it will be monitored carefully, so the gangs dont get ahold but we need tougher laws to control the gangs, BUT people need houing also
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