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Monday, February 28, 2011

Live updates: Christchurch earthquake Monday

Live updates from TVNZ :

" 3.31pm
Foodstuffs South Island has advised that, due to the severity of damage, New World stores at Redcliffs and St Martins will not be re-opening. 3.24pm Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples is visiting the Maori earthquake response command centre at Wigram this afternoon.

An Auckland based trauma team, which specialises in working with survivors of war or torture, has been called to Canterbury to help earthquake victims. The team is from Refugees as Survivors New Zealand, an agency that provides mental health treatment and rehabilitation for people from war torn countries like Afghanistan, Iraq or Burma.

The Rangiora Earthquake Express road trains continue to deliver food and essential supplies to the worst hit areas of south-east Christchurch. Donations received or promised during the past 24 hours include: A container load of water bottles from Spring Fresh, an unlimited supply of muesli bars from Griffins, an unlimited supply of burger buns, 10,000kgs of bacon, 15,000 chicken nuggets from McDonald's, 6,000 chocolate bars from Cadbury, a pallet load of torches and batteries from T K Global plus the use of a refrigerated container, a sizeable donation from Canterbury earthquake Trust and sanitizer and emergency supplies from Canterbury 4WD club."

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