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Thread: Selwyn District:State of Emergency, how bad is it?

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    Selwyn District:State of Emergency, how bad is it?

    As above,is it really as bad as all that?

    I have family out that way that I have been unable to get hold of.

    All the best to the families effected and the Emergency services .
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    Here and now thread has some pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    As above,is it really as bad as all that?

    I have family out that way that I have been unable to get hold of.

    All the best to the families effected and the Emergency services .
    Cant speak for the whole district but I have about a foot of water all around the house, garage is flooded and about 80% of the farm under water, most roads have surface flooding or have disappeared altogether, Leeston has been evacuated, we were told to leave also by civil defense as Ellesmere is rising but we cant (and wont) just leave the cows to fend for themselves especially now they have started calving. Its pretty wet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    we were told to leave also by civil defense as Ellesmere is rising but we cant (and wont) just leave the cows to fend for themselves especially now they have started calving. Its pretty wet..
    Serious dedication there mate. How come this side of dairy farming isn't show in the media

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    bet the toxicity levels in the Selwyn are pretty low now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Cant speak for the whole district but I have about a foot of water all around the house, garage is flooded and about 80% of the farm under water, most roads have surface flooding or have disappeared altogether, Leeston has been evacuated, we were told to leave also by civil defense as Ellesmere is rising but we cant (and wont) just leave the cows to fend for themselves especially now they have started calving. Its pretty wet..
    I think the highest ground near you is the old railway platform on Railway terrace in Doyleston mate.If its still there these days,over the road from Cridge Seeds.
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    Yeap, the foundations are still there in the paddock. Haven't heard of any mishaps so I'm guessing your family will be ok, can be worrying though when youre on the other side of the world!

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    My sister is ok.Just got off the phone,I guess my folks are helping friends.
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    @Ryan_Songhurst give us a yell if you need a hand tidying up. Just round the road at Lincoln uni


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    Quote Originally Posted by lumberjack View Post
    @Ryan_Songhurst give us a yell if you need a hand tidying up. Just round the road at Lincoln uni


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    Cheers bro, hopefully my staff member can make it out tomorrow which will take the pressure off a bit, hes been on his days off in chch and couldn't make it back home today because the roads were all closed.
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    SHW 75 has been closed most of the day.
    So all of Banks Peninsula is cut of still.

    The rain has been bloody relentless and we are at around 300mm now in the 2 days.
    Plenty of slips and lost a bit of fencing yesterday.
    Haven't seen our cows for a couple of days but they will be tucked up in the bush somewhere.
    Heard them today and they didn't sound distressed. Didn't go over the footbridge to see them as there were pressure waves going over the top and its usually 2m out of the water.

    Oh well that's one way to get rid of some of the mud !!!
    Its already been a wet, wet, wet winter here.

    As soon as the road opens Im buggering off to the high country. Nothing you can do around here until it dries out a little.
    Might as well go hunting.
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    No worries hope all goes well


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    From the press on line this morning.

    Be careful where you go in the deeper water out there.
    These guys can jump the fences also I guess.

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    If you throw a bait out will you still be 'fishing' even though it's a mammal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    From the press on line this morning.

    Be careful where you go in the deeper water out there.
    These guys can jump the fences also I guess.

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    this'd make ecan very happy -ecologically friendly canada goose control.

 

 

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