Lorraine Jacobs sent this:
So sad to learn the first person named as dead was a high energy popular teaching colleague of ours, Brian Taylor. He was Principal of the English Language School. Many students and staff are still buried there. Brian's very capable wife Pru is principal of my High School (Christchurch Girls' High School), and Phillippa's client. Our lovely damaged city of Christchurch is really a 'village' of 400,000. Very sad :(
Thank you, friends, for remembering the people of Christchurch in your prayers.