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    Being a proud Wellingtonian - I did not find this at all funny!!!

    A major Flood in the Hutt Valley Region hit in the early hours of
    Sunday 15th February 2004. Worst hit Area: Lower Hutt, Wellington.

    The Flood decimated the area causing approximately $30.00 worth of
    damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from the $2.00 Shop
    were damaged beyond repair.

    Three areas of historic burnt out cars were disturbed. Many locals
    were woken well before their benefit arrived.

    More FM News (Radio Station) reported that hundreds of residents were
    confused and bewildered, still trying to come to terms with the fact
    that something interesting had happened in Lower Hutt.

    One resident - Tracy Sharon Smith, a 15-year-old mother of 5 said "It
    was such a shock, my little Chardonnay Mercedes came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Megan-Storm slept through it all. I was still shaking when I was watching Rikki Lake
    the next morning."

    Apparently though, looting, muggings and car crime did carry on as

    The New Zealand Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 crates of
    Raro to the area to help the stricken locals. Rescue workers are
    still searching through the Flood damaged area and have found large
    quantities of personal belongings, which include benefit books,
    jewellery from Cash Converters and Bone China from The Warehouse.


    This appeal is to raise money for food and clothing, parcels for
    those unfortunate to be caught up in this disaster. Clothing is most
    sought after, items most needed include: Body Glove or Warehouse
    baseball caps, Kappa tracksuit tops (his and hers), Shell suits
    (female) White sport socks Rockport boots and any other items usually sold in K Mart.

    Food parcels may be harder to come by, but are needed all the same.
    Required foodstuffs include Microwave meals, tins of baked beans, ice
    cream and cans of Lion Red or Speights.

    22c buys a pen for filling in the compensation forms,
    $2.00 buys chips, crisps and blue fizzy drinks for a family of 9
    $10.00 will pay for a packet of Holiday Ciggies and a lighter to calm
    the nerves of those affected.

    Please do not send tents for shelter, as the sight of posh housing is
    unfair on the population of neighbouring areas of Silverstream,
    Naenae and Avalon.
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  • #2
    That is one of the best emails I have read this year so far !!

    Almost makes you think of Huntly too !!