CHCH Quake - Wellington ready to help out
22 February 2011
Wellington ready to help
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says
Wellington City Council staff and volunteers will again
travel south to help out in Christchurch and around
Canterbury if needed following this afternoon’s quake.
Mayor Wade-Brown says the Council’s emergency
management staff have been in touch with the Ministry of
Civil Defence and Emergency Management and the Wellington
Region Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group
Controller to offer assistance.
thoughts of Wellingtonians will be again with the people of
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