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The Press
Frustration as desperate residents seek access through fire cordon
Stuff.co.nz
About 30 people waited at the checkpoints this morning and they were now being allowed through the cordon. Residents wanting entry need to register, either at the cordon, online, or through Christchurch City Council's call centre. Everyone within the ...
Destroyed by quake, then fire: Tragedy strikes twice for utterly exhausted Christchurch manThe Press
'Spitting on a BBQ' - the long fight against the Christchurch flamesNew Zealand Herald
'We're so grateful' - Hard working fire crews heaped with high praise from Christchurch peopleTVNZ
Otago Daily Times -Newshub
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 19 Feb 2017 

The Press
Christchurch's hero helicopter pilot was also a symbol for Maori-Pakeha unity
New Zealand Herald
Christchurch's hero helicopter pilot, the late Steve Askin, was also a champion for unity between Maori and Pakeha when just a 10-year-old boy. The 39-year-old died this week when his helicopter crashed as he fought the Port Hills fires. However, a ...
Killed Christchurch Port Hills fire pilot David Steven Askin thrived on crisis and pressure - SAS mateThe Press
Wife of fallen Port Hills fire fighting pilot 'overwhelmed' with over $210k raised on GivealittleTVNZ
Port Hills chopper wreckage recoveredNewstalk ZB
Radio New Zealand
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 18 Feb 2017 

Newshub
Christchurch Port Hills fire: Union calls for investigation into response
Newshub
Crews from rural and urban fire services worked alongside the Department of Conservation and the military in some cases without regard to their own situation. "Our own firefighters have been impacted by this fire," says rural fire incident commander ...
Firefighters were stood down on day one, left outragedScoop.co.nz (press release)

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 18 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Christchurch Civil Defence Update #31
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The Christchurch City Council has closed recreation areas of the Port Hills to the public due to ongoing safety risk. Restricted zones are for all tracks and open areas in the Port Hills, including Victoria Park and the Rapaki, Mt Vernon and Huntsbury ...
Port Hills fire evacuees return home temporarily to gather 'precious' essentialsTVNZ
Port Hills evacuees briefly return homeNZCity
Authorities remove several more fire cordonsVoxy

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 19 Feb 2017 

The Press
The park of memories: What do they want to do with ChCh's Botanic Gardens?
The Press
However Morgan, the immediate past president of the Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, was showing an English visitor around last year when embarrassingly she started admiring a particularly splendid example of a Scotch thistle sprouting in ...

 18 Feb 2017 

Newstalk ZB
Frustrated locals vent at fire officials
Newstalk ZB
Christchurch's Mayor Lianne Dalziel admitted there were serious errors in communication, and told the assembled crowd she was disappointed the city's council hadn't learned where it wrong during the earthquakes. "We haven't learned all of those lessons ...

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 18 Feb 2017 
'Serve a good kai for what they've done' - Christchurch firefighters lap up school students' scones
TVNZ
Students at Christchurch's Burnside High School yesterday turned out more than 300 classic cheese scones for firefighters battling the Port Hills fires - and they went down a treat. It was just a taste of the huge outpouring of support from the ...

 18 Feb 2017 

The Press
Christchurch's Worsleys Rd: Where some are lucky and some are not
The Press
Christchurch's Worsleys Rd: Where some are lucky and some are not. NICK TRUEBRIDGE. Last updated 19:58, February 17 2017. Burnt remains of properties that were lost to the recent fires on Worsley Rd. BRADEN FASTIER. Burnt remains of properties ...

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 17 Feb 2017 

The Press
Swimming pool saves house and helps firefighters dealing with Christchurch Port Hills blaze
The Press
The last tile on Miranda and Craig Newbury's pool was only stuck on two weeks ago. Little did the couple know that the pool would end up saving their Worsleys Rd home and probably others' when fire engulfed the area on Wednesday night.

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 17 Feb 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Christchurch Adventure Park committed to Christchurch after extensive fire damage
Stuff.co.nz
Extensive fire damage to the trees in Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) hasn't destroyed the team's desire to rebuild. CAP spokeswoman Anne Newman said the park was "committed to Christchurch" but it was too early to tell when it would reopen.

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 17 Feb 2017 

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