17 Nov 2016

NZDF switches focus from evacuations to relief

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 17 November 2016
A helicopter lowers itself to land to collect luggage of evacuees heading to the HMNZS Canterbury.

A helicopter lowers itself to land to collect luggage of evacuees heading to the HMNZS Canterbury. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The Defence Force says its job will now switch from evacuating people to bringing in relief supplies for those who remain.

Three international warships, including the USS Sampson, the Royal Australian Navy ship, The Darwin and the Canadian ship, The Vancouver have now arrived to help in Kaikoura bringing emergency supplies to the town.