Rolling Christchurch earthquake updates

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21:11 - The Royal New Zealand Airforce has tonight flown 45 dialysis patients and their caregivers to Auckland where they will be transferred to either Auckland, Middlemore or Waikato Hospitals. The patients have needed to be transferred because of water quality issues in Christchurch and dialysis machines here needing to be recalibrated, according to a media release from Canterbury DHB

4.57 The number of confirmed fatalities in the Christchurch earthquake remains at 65, a police spokesperson has just confirmed.