Terrible end to a terrible year
Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson and Christchurch East MP, Lianne Dalziel, says today’s swarm of earthquakes were a terrible way to end a terrible year.
“I can’t remember who coined the phrase ‘it’s déjà vu all over again’, but it feels very apt today. People are at the end of the tether.
“It is heart-breaking coming just two days before Christmas when people were just beginning to relax and were looking forward to a break.
“Still, we have to remember that this is a reality of the seismic environment we now live in and although the liquefaction has returned in force to some suburbs, it hasn’t impacted as heavily on others that were hard hit last time.”
“I want to particularly pay tribute to the New Brighton police who immediately sprang into action and set up an operations centre at the police station in New Brighton.
“They will be providing reassurance to the eastern suburbs and ensuring that people and their properties are safe overnight, as will other emergency staff around the city,” Lianne Dalziel said.