The Council’s site was shut down following the earthquake
that hit the New Zealand city on February 22.
For the past 48 hours Christchurch City’s website was redirected to the Canterbury Earthquake site
, which was reactivated by Environment Canterbury Regional Council.
The Canterbury Earthquake site featured the latest updates, key information and a list important numbers for the community.
Christchurch’s sister city in Australia, Adelaide City Council, also made an offer to lend a helping hand.
Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood expressed his deep concern and sympathy for Christchurch, following the tragic earthquake.
Mayor Yarwood sent a message to the Lord Mayor in Christchurch offering help wherever and whenever he needs it, including qualified building inspectors and engineers to help assess damaged buildings.
“It’s devastating for all involved and we’ll do everything we can to assist Christchurch with its emergency response procedure,” Cr Yarwood said.
He stated that he would also seek support from councils in the Adelaide metropolitan area if needed.
“This would add to any support being given from the State Government of South Australia,” Cr Yarwood said.
The bells of the Adelaide Town Hall were also rung half-muffled yesterday in mourning for the loss of life in its sister city.
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