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CCEL students confirmed safe, following state of emergency declared in Christchurch this afternoon

A state of civil emergency has been declared in Christchurch this afternoon due to fires affecting Port Hills, an area located in the Southern outskirts of the city

The University of Canterbury campus – where CCEL Christchurch is based – is located in Christchurch’s Western suburb of Ilam, away from the affected area.

So far CCEL students staying in CCEL homestays are confirmed to be safe, and have not been directly affected by the fires and associated home evacuations.

If you would like to have updates on this, please visit CCEL Facebook page, or contact us through or +64 3 343 3790 (NZ business hours).

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