14 November 2016

Earthquake communications - 1

In the wake of the earthquake early Monday morning (NZT), we want to assure you that all steps are being taken to check on the welfare of ENZ staff, families, and the wider community of international students in New Zealand. While some schools are closed today as a safety precaution, there are no indications of any injuries to students.

ENZ Auckland and Christchurch are open for business today. Senior Wellington staff are working remotely as ENZ’s office building undergoes building safety inspection. All Wellington staff have been told the office is closed today. 

The earthquake was not centred near areas of high population density, and initial reports suggest damage has been superficial rather than serious or widespread.

We have received no indications of injury to any international student.

New Zealand’s national senior secondary school NCEA examinations are currently underway. Some schools have cancelled today's examinations because of the requirement for building safety inspections. In these cases, an emergency derived grade process is available to reduce any disadvantage to students. See NZQA’s website for more information.

We will provide updates as soon as they are available.

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