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HMNZS Canterbury to assist with Fiji relief efforts

February 24, 2016 12:20 am

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that the Navy’s Multi-Role Vessel the HMNZS Canterbury will be sent to Fiji to support relief and recovery efforts following tropical cyclone Winston.

The HMNZS Canterbury will depart Auckland this weekend loaded with essential supplies such as building materials, water storage tanks, and medical supplies
Apart from relief supplies, it will carry helicopters and medical and engineering personnel.

The Canterbury will be supported by the Offshore Patrol Vessel the HMNZS Wellington.

In addition a further contingent of NZDF and New Zealand Fire service engineers will depart from Ohakea today to support the Fiji authorities with repairs to public buildings and critical infrastructure.

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McCully says New Zealand will continue to do all it can to help and will stand with Fiji in the aftermath of this disaster.

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