Earthquake update: Countdown Supermarkets – Christchurch
June 13th, 2011

Earthquake update: Countdown Supermarkets – Christchurch

Today’s earthquake in Christchurch continues to disrupt operations at several Countdown supermarkets.

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Earthquake update: Foodstuffs statement
June 13th, 2011

Earthquake update: Foodstuffs statement

Foodstuffs can confirm that both our South Island distribution centres at Hornby and Papanui are open and appear to have suffered little damage.

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April 11th, 2011

Aoraki Mt Cook Village gets busy fundraising

The tight-knit community of Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Village – supporting a permanent population of just 120 people – has joined forces in recent weeks to raise over $6500 for earthquake disaster victims.

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March 4th, 2011

Two New World stores closed

Alan Malcolmson, general manager – Retail Operations Foodstuffs South Island has issued the following statement:

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March 1st, 2011

Two Christchurch supermarkets unable to reopen due to irreparable damage

Foodstuffs South Island is deeply saddened to advise, that due to the severity of the damage from the second earthquake on 22 February, our New World stores at Redcliffs and St Martins will not be re-opening.

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Fonterra installs stainless vats to help water supply in Christchurch
February 28th, 2011

Fonterra installs stainless vats to help water supply in Christchurch

Dairy company Fonterra has installed five large stainless steel milk vats to improve water supply to Christchurch while the city is recovering from the disastrous earthquake. The vats will be located so that they can improve water distribution in areas where the water supply infrastructure has been knocked out by the ‘quake.

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February 28th, 2011

Earthquake bulletin board

Mediaweb, publisher of foodnews, extends sympathy to all those affected by the devastating earthquake in Christchurch. We share your grief.

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February 26th, 2011

Earthquake update – Foodstuffs South Island

Foodstuffs South Island is pleased to confirm that the majority of our supermarkets are now open. In addition, shipments of essential food and water, as well as stores’ everyday ranges, are flowing freely through delivery channels and into the distribution centres and supermarkets.

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February 25th, 2011

Earthquake update: Message from Society of Beer Advocates

Greig McGill, Secretary, Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) Inc

I’m sure we’re all far too busy worrying about our friends and loved ones in Christchurch to be thinking much about beer right now, but for many of us, the wonderful brewers, publicans, and SOBA people in Christchurch are our friends.

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February 25th, 2011

Earthquake update: Support from Farmers Markets NZ

To all of our Canterbury Farmers’ Markets …

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February 24th, 2011

FGC in touch with Civil Defence

Within just two days after the earthquake, NZ Food & Grocery Council ceo Katherine Rich issued the following update:
FGC continues to brief Hon Paula Bennett, who has been charged by Cabinet to oversee food coordination and government officials on the wider food industry’s response.

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February 24th, 2011

Greenstone update: Fuel supplies into Christchurch

Greenstone Energy – the New Zealand company that owns and operates the Shell-branded retail network – said it was re-opening more sites in Christchurch and continual fuel deliveries to the city were being made via a fleet of trucks from Timaru.

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