Message from the Governor-General on earthquake
Message from the Governor-General, Rt Hon Sir Anand
Satyanand, with regard to today's earthquake.
just left Christchurch this morning it has been with great
shock to learn of the latest earthquake to hit Canterbury
I have been informed of damage, serious
injuries and, most distressingly, significant loss of life.
This latest event, coming after last September's
devastating quake, will be traumatic to the people of the
city and region who have endured six months of aftershocks
while trying to put their lives together.
devastation wrought, I am confident that the emergency
services, local government and people generally will respond
to those in need.
My wife Susan and I join all New
Zealanders in our thoughts for the people of Christchurch
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