Public Information Update


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The following video clips from the community briefings held on 7 March 2011 are available to view on YouTube:

▪                Civil Defence

▪                Fire

▪                Geologist

▪                Health

▪                Ministry of Social Development

▪                Police

▪                Schools



▪                Christchurch residents should continue to boil drinking water, regardless of where it comes from.

▪                Boil or treat all water from taps and tankers before drinking, brushing teeth, or using in food preparation.

▪                Bringing water to the boil is sufficient to kill bugs. If you cannot boil water, treat it by adding 1 teaspoon of household bleach per 10 litres of water and leave for 30 minutes.



▪                Drivers in Christchurch are being asked to lower their speed because many roads have been damaged and driving conditions can be difficult.

▪                Vibrations from trucks and heavy vehicles have the ability to cause alarm to residents.

▪                Drivers are being urged to pay attention and observe basic road rules including avoiding the use of cellphones while driving.

Drivers are being asked to exercise patience.


▪                65 Christchurch schools were open today.

▪                It is expected that 85 will be open by the end of this week.

▪                The Ministry of Education has a list of schools and their opening dates available on or by calling 0800 255 580.

▪                NZQA recognises the earthquake has had a significant impact on secondary education. It is working with schools to ensure that students’ preparation for NCEA is not disadvantaged by the earthquake.

If students miss a significant amount of school time NZQA will work with schools to consider an appropriate response. For updates see


0800 779 997


(03) 941 8999


View current bus services, routes and timetables on the MetroInfo website
View a map of the bus routes
Queries and updates – check the Metroinfo Facebook page.



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