Kōrero: Civil defence

Stabilising a chimney

Stabilising a chimney

The first major Canterbury earthquake of September 2010 caused many brick chimneys in and around Christchurch to topple. These two Canterbury civil-defence personnel are stabilising a chimney that was damaged but not destroyed. The September 2010 earthquake caused widespread damage but no deaths, unlike the second devastating earthquake of February 2011.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Civil defence - Civil defence in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36067/stabilising-a-chimney (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012