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August 28, 2015, at 10:22 AM by Conor Boyd - Civil Defence details
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!!Civil Defence
The Selwyn District Council has supported villagers to form and train an Emergency Response Team. This team can be activated in an emergency.
* Event Controller - Ray Goldring; 03 318 9189
* Intel Officer - Liz Hay 03 318 9074
* Welfare Officer - Maree Goldring 03 318 9189
A Street Coordinator has been appointed for your street and in an emergency is likely to check on your house to ensure all is well.
SDC has a website called [[http://www.selwyn.getsready.net | Selwyn Gets Ready]] where residents are advised to register their details. Registration ensures receipt of text and email messages with weather warnings, fire evacuation notices, and other emergency information.
!!!Satellite Phone
This is available at 21 Torlesse Place, in a locked external cupboard. All permanent residents know the code.
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!!Defibrillator
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!!!Defibrillator
The village Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is in an outside cupboard at 21 Torlesse Place, unlocked, on the back wall.
February 03, 2015, at 07:12 AM by Conor Boyd - Removed reference to no cell phone coverage
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'+'''Important: There is currently no [[Services#MobileCoverage | mobile coverage]] in the Castle Hill Basin'''+'.

Quite a number of houses have phones, but given the holiday home nature of most houses in the village, be aware that finding access to a telephone may take time.
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March 03, 2014, at 01:43 PM by Conor Boyd - Added location awareness
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* [[# locations| Location awareness]]
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Quite a number of houses have phones, but given the holiday home nature of most houses in the village, be aware that finding access to a telephone may take time. One suggestion would be to try [[http://www.theburn.co.nz/ | The Burn B&B]] in Torlesse Place.
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Quite a number of houses have phones, but given the holiday home nature of most houses in the village, be aware that finding access to a telephone may take time.
[[#locations]]
!!Location awareness
Historically houses at Castle Hill were identified using Lot numbers
. However, regular street numbers have long been assigned to all the streets at Castle Hill, and it has been the [[CHCA | Community Association's]] position for quite a while now that the use of Lot numbers to identify houses should be discouraged, with street numbers being the best way to identify houses, both for the use of emergency services and also for rental visitors trying to find the house they've rented.

[[https://goo.gl/maps/Cns5u | Google Maps]] shows street numbers for houses/sections in all the established streets in the village. Please ensure that your house displays a suitably visible street number towards the street to aid identification
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April 30, 2012, at 08:48 PM by Conor Boyd - Added link to first aid kit
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One of our friendly medical professionals has put together some suggestions in relation to a [[First Aid Kit]].
April 30, 2012, at 09:25 AM by Conor Boyd - Added lack of mobile coverage
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'+'''Important: There is currently no [[Services#MobileCoverage | mobile coverage]] in the Castle Hill Basin'''+'.

Quite a number of houses have phones, but given the holiday home nature of most houses in the village, be aware that finding access to a telephone may take time. One suggestion would be to try [[http://www.theburn.co.nz/ | The Burn B&B]] in Torlesse Place.
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There are a number of medical professionals who have houses in the village who may be able to help in the event of an emergency.
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There are a number of medical professionals who have houses in the village. In the event of a medical emergency, ask around, and somebody should be able to point you in the right direction to find one.
April 28, 2012, at 09:24 PM by Conor Boyd - Added medical info
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[[Fires and Firefighting]]
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!![[Fires and Firefighting]]
!!Medical emergencies
The nearest medical centre is [[http://www.darfieldmc.co.nz/ | Darfield Medical Centre]], 03 318 8511.

There are a number of medical professionals who have houses in the village who may be able to help in the event of an emergency.
!!Defibrilator
!!!Wasps
At certain times of year (mainly summer), wasps can be a problem in the beech forest and sometimes around houses (e.g. nesting in banks etc).

Householders are recommended to consider the purchase of an "epi-pen" for use in the event of an anaphylactic reaction to a wasp sting, as medical assistance could be some time away.

Wasp nests can be easily treated with a straightforward application of Carbaryl powder (e.g. branded as Kiwicare "No Wasps") into the mouth of the nest; this is recommended to be performed in the evening when most of the wasps will be in the nest, and can be effective in as little as 30 minutes.
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[[Fires and Firefighting]]