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#51 got my tinsel on

Posted 16 December 2019 - 12:08 PM

View PostChristmasFleur, on 16 December 2019 - 11:31 AM, said:

Some mongrel has posted a one-star review of the White Island Tours on Trip Advisor.
https://www.tripadvi...rth_Island.html

scroll down.
How much of a sod do you have to be to do that?

I have made a report.  Perhaps the more people report it, the sooner it will be removed.

#52 Chchgirl

Posted 16 December 2019 - 01:30 PM

I'm an active member of TripAdvisor,  I'll go and report the teview as well.

I have a friend who could not get her head around how I could possibly move back to Chch because they had quakes, and she constantly went on about it. Because I like it was my answer.

Even though I told her I've lived there and felt numerous aftershocks on visits back since the main one. She just couldn't get her head around why I would go and how I could function.

While she lives in the middle of 40 degree summers in Qld in bushfire areas. Mind boggles.

#53 MooGuru

Posted 16 December 2019 - 02:43 PM

Just heard from a family friend that they've lost very close family friends. They are supporting surviving family members and had tv crews on the doorstep being aggressive.

Edit to clarify - aggressive in terms of in your face for a grieving family not like physically assaulting or anything

Edited by MooGuru, 16 December 2019 - 03:16 PM.


#54 Chchgirl

Posted 16 December 2019 - 04:00 PM

View PostMooGuru, on 16 December 2019 - 02:43 PM, said:

Just heard from a family friend that they've lost very close family friends. They are supporting surviving family members and had tv crews on the doorstep being aggressive.

Edit to clarify - aggressive in terms of in your face for a grieving family not like physically assaulting or anything

Very sad 😓

#55 Fabulous

Posted 17 December 2019 - 02:15 PM

I have reported that awful trip advisor review.

I have been up to the crater of Mount Bromo in Indonesia, one of the most active volcanoes in the world and it was an amazing experience. You just don't expect it will erupt during the short amount of time you are there.

#56 AprilEthereal

Posted 17 December 2019 - 03:17 PM

I have been following the news. Just devastating and sad. Awful. Still two people missing.

#57 Lifesgood

Posted 17 December 2019 - 04:18 PM

DH just realised he knows one of the deceased victims from work. His wife and daughter are also dead and 19 yo son is in hospital with burns to 90% of his body.

#58 AprilEthereal

Posted 17 December 2019 - 06:25 PM

View PostLifesgood, on 17 December 2019 - 04:18 PM, said:

DH just realised he knows one of the deceased victims from work. His wife and daughter are also dead and 19 yo son is in hospital with burns to 90% of his body.

This breaks my heart. The 17 year old daughter is still one of the two people missing. The poor 19 year old. 90%.   I have been so saddened by this. Whole families killed. :(   Devastating. I hope there is someone sitting beside him :(

#59 Hollycoddle

Posted 17 December 2019 - 06:59 PM

View PostAprilEthereal, on 17 December 2019 - 06:25 PM, said:

Devastating. I hope there is someone sitting beside him :(

I haven't been able to get that out of my head re the other two boys, the younger of which closely resembles my own son. Imagine them dying in hospital without Mum and Dad.

#60 Lifesgood

Posted 17 December 2019 - 07:06 PM

It is awful thinking of a single family member left alive and seriously injured. As a parent its one of my worst nightmares - leaving my children alone in the world.

Also I don't know that 90% burns are survivable.

#61 AprilEthereal

Posted 17 December 2019 - 07:39 PM

View PostHollycoddle, on 17 December 2019 - 06:59 PM, said:

I haven't been able to get that out of my head re the other two boys, the younger of which closely resembles my own son. Imagine them dying in hospital without Mum and Dad.

I know. :(  It's really affected me a lot.  My middle boy is 19 and it just breaks my heart.  Sadly I agree with you, Lifesgood. I also don't think 90% is compatible with survival. And all the internal lung damage. It's horrific.  If he does make it, he has all that devastation ahead of finding out his family have died. :(   I struggle to find the words which describe the feelings. :(

#62 born.a.girl

Posted 18 December 2019 - 07:36 AM

View PostLifesgood, on 17 December 2019 - 07:06 PM, said:

It is awful thinking of a single family member left alive and seriously injured. As a parent its one of my worst nightmares - leaving my children alone in the world.

Also I don't know that 90% burns are survivable.

Indeed, when you compare that with Turia Pitt, who had burns to 60% of her body.

I understood burns better after an extended family member had their motorbike burst into flames on them, decades ago. To all appearances, he seemed to be improving a bit, but slowly & surely his organs were shutting down.

You can imagine how sick I felt when daughter's (keeper) bf's bike caught fire in a middle lane of a busy Melbourne road last year. He was able to get out and off the road before the whole thing was engulfed in flames. I still feel sick thinking about it.

#63 born.a.girl

Posted 18 December 2019 - 07:38 AM

View PostAprilEthereal, on 17 December 2019 - 07:39 PM, said:

I know. :(  It's really affected me a lot.  My middle boy is 19 and it just breaks my heart.  Sadly I agree with you, Lifesgood. I also don't think 90% is compatible with survival. And all the internal lung damage. It's horrific.  If he does make it, he has all that devastation ahead of finding out his family have died. :(   I struggle to find the words which describe the feelings. :(

Yes, incomprehensible. The article on the ABC the other day talked about the ongoing (for life) issues that they will have. Doing that with total family support would be gruelling. I just hope there is an aunt or uncle he was close to, to support him.

It does hit you harder when you see a child the same age as your own, and I imagine that doesn't stop at any age.




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