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Pegasus Post: October 30, 2018

Pegasus Post: October 30,

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi CITY 2SURF with Les Mills Help for Dallington Disaster recovery expert may be brought in Page 3 Page 4 Farewell to stalwart Big send off for long-serving Shirley Boys’ staff member CITY 2 2SURF Sunday 24 March 2019 city2surf.co.nz with Les Mills Quake survey a bid to help evacuation planning • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PEOPLE LIVING along the Brighton coast line who evacuated the night of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake are being called on to take part in a research project. Canterbury University is aiming to survey as many residents as possible to collect data on the tsunami evacuation response that took place following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake nearly two years ago. Matthew Hughes, one of the academics overseeing the Matthew Hughes project, said the survey isn’t about asking for opinions on the night of the earthquake, it is about what residents did in response to the tsunami hazard. The survey is part of a wider research project led by GNS Science and called Quicker and Safer Tsunami Evacuation through Agent-Based Modelling. The project is looking at tsunami risks and exposure in Christchurch and Wellington Dr Hughes said the data collected from the survey is going to be interesting in itself. “But the really crucial part of Discover Christchurch’s best priced pet accommodation • Daycare - all breeds • Long stay/ short stay Call now to book in your fur baby, inspections welcome anytime! aLameDa kenneLs & cattery 271 Dyers Road | Ph 384 1297 www.alameda.nz BIG PROJECT: Canterbury University is surveying coastal residents on how they responded to the tsunami hazard following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. PHOTO: REGENERATE CHRISTCHURCH this is going to start informing sophisticated computer modelling of population movements when they evacuate,” he said. The models will simulate people evacuating after a tsunami warning. The project involves a partnership with Civil Defence Emergency Management, the city council and Environment Canterbury. It is planned the information formed from the research will be presented in a series of workshops for affected coastal communities next year. It comes after confusion following the quake, in which hundreds were stuck in traffic for more than an hour trying to get to higher ground. Garden Layby now for Christmas! Parklands Lotto & Post Gifts In the new survey, residents will be asked how they knew there was a potential tsunami hazard, what they did when the official warning went out, what their knowledge of tsunami hazards is, and how it influenced their behaviour. It will focus on residents living in coastal areas in eastern areas of the city, including New 60 Queenspark Drive, Parklands Shopping Centre Ph 383 0303 Late Nights: Wednesdays & Saturdays Brighton and Southshore as well as the Sumner, Redcliffs and the wider Banks Peninsula area. The survey also asks people to draw the route they drove if they evacuated. “We want to map what they did and try understand how their prior state of knowledge influenced that behaviour,” Dr Hughes said. He said the evacuation routes collected from the survey will go towards developing the computer model, which will help Civil Defence and other agencies help with evacuation planning. Anzac Fire Station senior station officer Shane O’Brien, who was on duty the night of the earthquake, said every fire station in the city has an emergency plan but the more information it receives the better. Dr Hughes said the aim is for evacuation paths and evacuation zones to be further informed by local knowledge when the models are developed. The survey will take place over the next several months and a preliminary report will be completed at the end of the year. To take part in the survey, go to http://canterbury. qualtrics.com/jfe/form/ SV_0dpvgCdpmUpSlDf AMAZING LAVENDER 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OIL For a relaxing night AMAZING sleep try a few PRICES: drops of Marshall’s 10ml only $9.90 Premium Lavender 30ml only $19.90 essential oil on your pillow or in a diffuser: We stock a large •• Wonderful•relaxing•fragrance• range of •• Improves•mood Premium •• Relief•of•anxiety•&•stress,• Essential headaches,•migraines•&•pain Oils •• Insect•bites•&•bug•repellent •• Speeds•healing•of•wounds•&•burns• Bringing You The Best In Natural Health MAIL ORDER AVAILABLE PROVEN FORMULA MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY CONSULTING - PRESCRIBING - DISPENSING MANUFACTURING - MEDICAL HERBALISTS 110 seaVIeW roaD, NeW BrIGHToN (Just past C.N.B School) pHoNe 388 5757 - We are alWaYs HappY To Help! -