HMNZS Canterbury has full load for voyage
Hon Dr Wayne Mapp
27 February 2011
HMNZS Canterbury has full load for
The Navy multi-role vessel HMNZS
Canterbury arrived in Wellington early this evening and will
sail at 5am tomorrow (Monday 28 February) for Lyttelton with
a full load of relief cargo for earthquake-stricken
Her cargo includes:
fuel tanker (belonging to Chevron Mobil)
• four pallets of Telecom equipment
• 20 DoC 4WD vehicles
• five Housing New Zealand
• two pallets of water
containers of bedding (Department of Corrections)
• medical backpacks (Ministry of Education)
• Army equipment including two Unimog trucks, a truck
tractor and 12 Baily bridges
• four refrigerated
• three diesel generators.
expected to dock in Lyttelton at 5pm tomorrow.
© Scoop Media
Out Now: Werewolf #40The Dotcom Interviews - The new Waihi mine - Turkey : from Tahrir to Taksim - Before 'Before Midnight' - Having It All, Doing It All - Satire: Plot, Mega-Plot - Zombie Love: Chewing on the Entrails of Genre - London Calling : Racism, Woolwich, and Beyond - The Complicatist : Lil B, the Based God
World Refugee Day:
Are We Doing Our Bit?
On World Refugee Day, Thursday June 20th, Doing Our Bit will officially launch a campaign to double New Zealand’s UNHCR Refugee Resettlement Quota...
New Zealand’s low refugee intake is not a new issue. In February a NZ Herald editorial commented that our intake was ‘paltry’, remarking that ‘surely we could do more’. In April, Amnesty International described the quota as ‘tiny'.
“Despite being a small country in the middle of the South Pacific, New Zealand prides itself on being hospitable. We are friendly to overseas visitors and we see ourselves as punching above our weight in international affairs,” said Murdoch Stephens, coordinator of Doing Our Bit.
“However, in terms of accepting refugees New Zealand is clearly not doing our share.” More>>