Porirua Ready to Send Help to Christchurch After Quake
Porirua Ready to Send Help to Christchurch After
Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett says
Porirua City Council staff will again travel to Christchurch
to help following today's major earthquake if required.
Council’s emergency management staff have been helping
in the National Emergency Management Centre at the Beehive
today while other staff have been briefed and are preparing
for possible deployment should a request be made for
“Our deep concerns go out to those who
have lost loved ones in this dreadful disaster. We feel for
everyone in Christchurch and Canterbury who again have to go
through the terrible trial of the initial quake as well as
the many frightening aftershocks that follow."
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South Africa: Death Of Nelson Mandela
South African President Jacob Zuma:
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed. He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.
He is now resting. He is now at peace.
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.
His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, his compassion, and his humanity earned him their love. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family. To them we owe a debt of gratitude.
They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free. More>>