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Christchurch Hills, NZ on fire and is out of control
02-17-2017, 12:17 AM #16
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here's the latest news , VERY light rain has/is faling in some areas --- if you look at the map in the article I live just at the top of the last H in the word ChristchurcH

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89507894...ills-blaze
02-20-2017, 06:58 PM #17
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,980 Threads:425 Joined:Jun 2012
So, it looks like they have halted the fires. That's good.

This is so sad that this hero was killed and he left a wife and two very young children.

Quote:A HERO'S LEGACY

Steve Askin, 37, died when his helicopter crashed near Sugarloaf on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife and two children, aged 4 and 7.

Askin was a highly qualified and respected pilot, who loved flying and fighting fires. He enlisted in the army in 1998 and left in 2013, although he remained an active member of the SAS reserves.

He was awarded the New Zealand Gallantry Star – the second highest a soldier can receive for acts of gallantry, behind the Victoria Cross – for his efforts fighting in Afghanistan in 2014.

The accident is being investigated by police, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.

A Givealittle page for the family was set up following Askin's death and more than $300,000 has been raised as of Monday afternoon.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/89...teve-askin



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