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NZ Ministry of Education Update for International Students and Families on the Christchurch Earthquake

Christchurch Earthquake
Update for International Students and Families

22 February 2011


Reports have been confirmed of a significant aftershock that hit New Zealand’s South Island, near the city of Christchurch, at lunchtime today.

Ministry of Education is awaiting further reports from emergency services and education providers as safety assessments continue to be undertaken.

Some transport routes have been affected and Christchurch Airport is temporarily closed while safety inspections take place.

For official updates from the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency, visit

The Ministry of Education is providing regular Announcements and Updates on the Ministry website at

The safety of all students, including international students, is the main priority. International students should remain in contact with their education providers and check websites for further updates.

Parents of international students should contact their Embassy in New Zealand in the first instance.

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