Christchurch calls Emma

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Year nine stu­dent, Emma Velt­man re­turns to her col­lege in Christchurch next week af­ter spend­ing four weeks at Mata­mata Col­lege be­cause her school in Christchurch was badly dam­aged by the earth­quake.

Emma was in the cen­tral busi­ness district when the earth­quake struck and had to run into the mid­dle of the street to avoid col­laps­ing build­ings.

In the days fol­low­ing the quake, Emma helped civil de­fence by dis­tribut­ing wa­ter around the area where she lives.

She has en­joyed her time at Mata­mata Col­lege, mak­ing many new friends and es­pe­cially en­joy­ing the mu­sic pro­gramme.

She said she was sad to leave but was look­ing for­ward to re-unit­ing with her fam­ily.

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