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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 damaged chimney. 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, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2020