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Earthquake

Thanks Sandra and mates from Vodafone

Fox & Associates is based on Level 13 of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers building. It’s well inside the Earthquake CBD cordon and access is impossible at the moment. Just before midday today I received a phone call from Sandra at Vodafone.  Our business is on the same floor as their sales team in Christchurch, and they have…

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Earthquake

A quick update from Fox & Associates – We’re all ok. All staff and families are fine. As you know this earthquake is much worse than the previous one. At this stage we’re planning not to be at work this week. We’ll let you know when this changes. You can’t contact us on email, as…

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Michael attends earthquake lecture

So I went to a lecture by Dr Quigley, the earthquake geologist, the other night at the Town Hall.  It was a fascinating talk describing causes of the earthquake, why it was felt differently and what’s happening with the aftershocks. Three things stood out for me:

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How to rebuild our Communities?

The Chinese use these two symbols to write the word ‘crisis’. One symbol means danger; the other opportunity.  In a crisis be aware of the danger but recognise the opportunity” – Richard Nixon Back in November 2008 we used this quote in our newsletter.  This was used at the time in respect of the impending…

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Back in the Office

Well we moved back into our offices in the Price Waterhouse Coopers building today and were just settling in when we had another aftershock which made me go weak at the knees…. It does seem that those of us from Rolleston and the surrounding areas which were close to the epicentre of the earthquake and subsequent…

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Earthquakes and Boundaries

There’s been some discussion in The Press this week about boundaries, and what happens when they move after an earthquake.  When you see pictures like this one you can understand why…   Here’s a letter to the editor on Wed, Sept 8, from Ross Elliot: “Can someone urgently inform us what happens to property rights…

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Office photos – post earthquake

So to enable us to continue operation three brave lads from the office made the scary trip back into our building – which is still ‘yellow stickered’ at this stage – to get some more computers and the essential files we need for day to day admin. Here’s some photos of what it looks like on…

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Earthquake

For a fantastic visualisation of the quake and the seemingly endless aftershocks try this website: http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/

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Earthquake Update

It was a rude awakening for us all on Saturday morning.  All of our staff (and family) are okay.  It appears that Rebecca and Michelle in Rolleston got shaken a bit more than the rest of us so they’ve got more contents (and maybe building) damage. The building where we are based in central Christchurch…

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