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Food and fuel supplies reaching Christchurch

February 24 2011
CIVIL DEFENCE

Earthquake Update – February 24 2011 – 4 am
Food and fuel supplies reaching Christchurch.

Canterbury’s Civil Defence Group Controller, Ken Taylor, is reassuring Christchurch residents that sufficient supplies of food and fuel are reaching the city following the earthquake.

Mr Taylor said that fuel is being transported to Christchurch through the port at Timaru, and despite damage to roads and infrastructure in Christchurch, State Highway One is open for supplies to reach the city.

Foodstuffs has confirmed on its website that all of its Christchurch stores are open, sufficiently stocked, and the company is working to overcome logistical issues. Progressive Enterprises is advising customers that a number of its stores are open and the remainder will open to the public when possible.

“Fuel and supermarket companies are co-ordinating their distribution and supply and we are aware that some petrol stations remain closed due to having no power. However, the public should have confidence that sufficient supplies are reaching Christchurch,” said Mr Taylor.

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