The NZDF has undertaken a range of tasks in response to the flooding in Canterbury.
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Here is a short update on NZDF activities in the last 24 hours:
NZ Army
  • Delivery of nine pallets of drinking water to Ashburton from Christchurch
  • Delivery of three 1,100-litre water pods to Ashburton from Christchurch
  • Delivery of two 2,000-litre water pods to Ashburton from Christchurch which are heading to Mt Hutt
  • Transported medical patients.
Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Transported Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Ashburton to visit the EOC
  • Transported three Environment Canterbury Engineers to Timaru
  • Took a team of five Selwyn District Council staff to Arthur’s Pass and Castle Hill Villages for an assessment of water and sewerage infrastructure
  • Evacuated two civilians and brought supplies to Porter Heights Ski Field
  • Undertook a critical resupply task for Mt Somers General Store involving 500kg of stores from Christchurch Airport
  • Transported medical patients.

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