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11-13-2016, 04:30 PM   #1
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To our members in New Zealand.

Hoping you are all safe. A lot of earthquake activity going on there today. Including one with a magnitude of 7.8 and at least 2 deaths. Here is a site run by the USGS (United States Geological Survey) that monitors seismic activity.

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11-13-2016, 05:15 PM   #2
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Same here, hope you are all safe.
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A beautiful country with great people. Thinking of you folks. Speedy recovery.
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Looks like none of us saw this thread at the time. We're all fine thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Looks like none of us saw this thread at the time. We're all fine thanks!
They were too shaken up to notice it.

(I didn't see it, either.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by p38arover Quote
They were too shaken up to notice it.

(I didn't see it, either.)
Hopefully it did not shake by you too!
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No. We rarely experience bad earthquakes in this part of Australia.

The worst was in 1989 in Newcastle when 13 died and 160 were injured. Many of those occurred when the Newcastle Workers Club collapsed. I think that's the only earthquake recorded where there were deaths. Luckily (?) there was a bus strike that day so there were fewer people in town. 300 building were demolished afterward.
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QuoteOriginally posted by p38arover Quote
No. We rarely experience bad earthquakes in this part of Australia.

The worst was in 1989 in Newcastle when 13 died and 160 were injured. Many of those occurred when the Newcastle Workers Club collapsed. I think that's the only earthquake recorded where there were deaths. Luckily (?) there was a bus strike that day so there were fewer people in town. 300 building were demolished afterward.
I had no idea you guys got earthquakes. We have many of course, but most are small. The earth is always moving here. See GeoNet Three in the last day alone.

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Yep, that's why we call you the Shaky Isles.

I just noticed that, in NZ, this term is not used so much any more.
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Some of us still use it. Of course, we call Australia "The West Island"
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The Aussie Constitution allows for NZ becoming a State of Australia.

Section 6 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act says:

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The States shall mean such of the colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia, including the northern territory of South Australia, as for the time being are parts of the Commonwealth, and such colonies or territories as may be admitted into or established by the Commonwealth as States; and each of such parts of the Commonwealth shall be called a State.
The CEO of Qantas wants travel between NZ and Oz to become more like travel between States.

http://www.afr.com/brand/chanticleer/qantas-says-time-to-break-down-the-tran...0170313-guxdxz

Do we (Aussies and EnZedders) really want to be that close? It's bad enough now. It won't be the same if we can't fight each other.
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I still can remember when you didnt need a passport to go from Oz to Nz & visa versa
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Apparently, the greatest number of people deported from Australia for committing crimes are New Zealanders - having no checks on Kiwis coming here would open the floodgates to all your baddies!
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Do we (Aussies and EnZedders) really want to be that close? It's bad enough now. It won't be the same if we can't fight each other.
Take it from us, being "united" does *NOT* mean you can't keep fighting each other...
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Apparently, the greatest number of people deported from Australia for committing crimes are New Zealanders - having no checks on Kiwis coming here would open the floodgates to all your baddies!
Was it Rob Muldoon who quipped that "New Zealanders who emigrate to Australia raise the IQ of both countries"? Pity some of those immigrants seem to not be the finest citizens.
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