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    Quote Originally Posted by happygirl1982 View Post
    When we saw the trailer for the movie they bought out watching the kids jump under their tables made me break down. I feel for the kids. They don't understand , they aren't living a normal childhood, it's all about quakes have u seen the movie??
    I bought the movie, I've watched it twice, my husband had to keep stopping it so I could contain myself, it's very raw and very real and I actually felt guilty afterwards for crying so much, like it had affected me personally but it hadn't and that's why I felt guilty. The pictures of the cathedral in the square turn me into a blubbering mess every single time
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    We had eruption and earthquake drills. Eruption drills involved loading the whole school onto buses.

    Growing up we used to say every minor quake (less than 5.5) was a good thing, it releases pent up pressure on the plates. I have no idea if that's true.

    Quote Originally Posted by veve View Post
    I dont know how people are still living there .. I dont know if I could do it the stress of when the next one is going to happen would send me over the edge I think??
    There's been a lot of really nasty things said about those who have decided to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siege View Post
    I bought the movie, I've watched it twice, my husband had to keep stopping it so I could contain myself, it's very raw and very real and I actually felt guilty afterwards for crying so much, like it had affected me personally but it hadn't and that's why I felt guilty. The pictures of the cathedral in the square turn me into a blubbering mess every single time
    It's the fear in people's eyes. as they try to run and be safe. I can't handle that. I haven't seen the movie yet. I feel the same about the guilt . It's not my city it's dp's so why am I so upset

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    Quote Originally Posted by happygirl1982 View Post
    It's the fear in people's eyes. as they try to run and be safe. I can't handle that. I haven't seen the movie yet. I feel the same about the guilt . It's not my city it's dp's so why am I so upset
    You are allowed to feel sad for him though...
    My FIL is from Chile and he has lived through several big devastating earth quakes, he knows the pain I do and he knows what I am feeling when I am standing in front of the tv bawling my eyes out every time another one hits.... He gets it and he is the one that comforted me when I couldn't get hold of my family, my DH was supportive and did what he could but he just didn't get it like his dad did.

    I do recommend watching he movie if you can. In happy to burn the DVD and send to you if you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    We had eruption and earthquake drills. Eruption drills involved loading the whole school onto buses.

    Growing up we used to say every minor quake (less than 5.5) was a good thing, it releases pent up pressure on the plates. I have no idea if that's true.



    There's been a lot of really nasty things said about those who have decided to leave.
    Mmmmm it is a vicious circle unfortunately.
    We're you close to Mt Ruapehu blissed? Is that why you had eruption drills?

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    We had Eruption, Earthquake and Tsunami ones living in the naki..
    We missed this last night, but i remember when my boss came in to tell me and i panicked (SP?) not being able to get hold of my cousin who i'm really close to, she finally text everyone to say they were all ok but scared. Their 10yo just says now it's ok it's only an earthquake which breaks my heart everytime i hear him say it. They were thinking of moving to brisbane but can't sell their house. The last big one i phoned her and she said we are all ok, but i have no wine glasses left except for the one i'm drinking out of and only half a bottle of wine...

    Dh's Aunty lives there too and she has been told she will have a porta loo for at least the next two years.
    Mum's friends sister was one of the ladies in the TV studio building (can't remember the name) who passed away, it broke my heart them not knowing any information for so long.

    We had a 5. something one here in kal a couple of years ago and a lot of the buildings damaged in that are being demolished it's so sad to see the history disappearing.
    Siege - Where do you get the DVD from??

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    http://www.whenacityfalls.co.nz/ straight from the director
    $32 includes postage to Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happygirl1982 View Post
    You can't say that because people have no choice to stay and it's very distressing hearing people say that. It's your home, your life, your family. My in laws have houses now worth not much. They can't sell who would buy it so they can't leave. Plus chch is home and I get that .
    I really annoys me when people say "oh I wouldn't stay there!" Can you imagine right now,just deciding to move somewhere else?? People have mortgages,businesses,friends and family etc you can't just up and leave!

    I am going to watch this again today as I do not think I really took it all in,was so devastating seeing the places you were at everyday smashed into a million peices

    I still have family and friends there.My Mum is never alone in her house,she waits outside for her husband to get home,so nothing can fall on her.Wherever she goes,she looks up to see what can fall on her,or where the exit is.She hates going to the supermarket,and does it as quickly as she can because of all the stock sitting up so high on shelves. It breaks my heart that this is the way everyone lives now

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    Quote Originally Posted by siege View Post
    Mmmmm it is a vicious circle unfortunately.
    We're you close to Mt Ruapehu blissed? Is that why you had eruption drills?
    Mt Taranaki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Chels* View Post
    I really annoys me when people say "oh I wouldn't stay there!" Can you imagine right now,just deciding to move somewhere else?? People have mortgages,businesses,friends and family etc you can't just up and leave!

    I am going to watch this again today as I do not think I really took it all in,was so devastating seeing the places you were at everyday smashed into a million peices

    I still have family and friends there.My Mum is never alone in her house,she waits outside for her husband to get home,so nothing can fall on her.Wherever she goes,she looks up to see what can fall on her,or where the exit is.She hates going to the supermarket,and does it as quickly as she can because of all the stock sitting up so high on shelves. It breaks my heart that this is the way everyone lives now
    OMG your poor mum!! that is no way to live..... Just waiting for it to happen again.... But everyone it is affecting everyone like that, worst part is there is nothing I can do to help my family, I am sitting here in Brisbane where the ground is still and buildings are still standing and they have to live there in constant fear because like you and others have said, they just can't up and leave.
    I had a lot of friends pack up and get out of the city for a few weeks/months just for their own sanity but they all had to go home at some stage.

    At least the majority of aftershocks are few and far between now and mostly at night so they aren't felt and aren't upsetting but there would still be that linger of doubt it the back of your mind wondering when it was going to happen again 😔


 

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