Christchurch central city is no place for rubber-necking
Christchurch central city is no place for
NZ Police staff are appealing to people
to stay out of Christchurch Central City unless travel is
Casual "rubber-neckers" and
non-resident sightseers are freying the nerves of already
distressed residents in the area. It is vital that people,
other than inner city residents, do not walk, drive or cycle
into the central City area unless it is essential to do
Minor incidents involving sightseers have flared up,
and these incidents drain valuable Police resources away
from the critical rescue operation.
In general, NZ Police
are happy with the uptake of its messages to the public,
which are being fed through the local media. While Police
appreciate that it is the weekend, and that people may be
curious to come into the area, they urge the public to
respect the fact that the Central City is disaster zone.
Please do not make our job any more difficult, or the
lives of local residents any more stressful. The Central
City is no place for
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Issue 49: Werewolf Weekender
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