News from the Southern Hemisphere
It's summertime in the Southern Hemisphere!
Time for some Christmas Fun!
Christmas in Australia
From Christmas Celebrations in Australia
Christmas in New Zealand
From Maori Christmas
The reference book's background shows the crimson flowers of the pohutukawa tree of New Zealand, which blooms around Christmas.
Christmas in Tahiti
From Tahiti Vacation
Christmas in South Africa
From Christmas Holiday Specials South Africa
Christmas in South America
From How It Feels To Celebrate Christmas In South America
Share news and events from our half of the world
Stories from the Heart
Write the stories burning in your heart
Songs and Poetry
Historically, people from all lands have used the ability of story telling to entertain, inform and amuse. By adding your favourite songs or poetry, the opportunity is given to continue the tradition
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One February 22, 2011, the city of Christchurch was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake causing widespread devastation to the city. The quake caused significant loss of life and injury, as well as severly damaging buildings, infrastructure and services. Red Cross is there providing essential support and humanitarian assistance where needed.
Just after midnight on Monday, November 14, 2016, local time, New Zealand was again rocked by a massive earthquake. This one measured 7.8 in magnitude. The epicenter was 93 kilometers (55 miles) northeast of Christchurch. The earthquake triggered waves 2.49 meters (over 8 feet) above normal tides, which is the highest tsunami waves New Zealand has had in the last 38 years. Severely damaged areas range from Dunedin to Wellington with Kaikoura especially hit.
Please Help by donating to the Red Cross New Zealand's Earthquake fund.
This reference book was created July 9, 2004.