Kaupapa: Earthquake

NZ Navy put celebrations on hold to help earthquake victims

Aroha Treacher
  • Te Waipounamu

He wakatopatopa te tino hiahia a ngā iwi o Kaikoura hei āwhina i ngā mahi ohotata, nā reira, kei te haere ngā waka taua nō tawaahi ki te hāpai atu, ā, whakarerea ana ko ngā whakanui whitu tekau mā rima tau a te Taua Moana o Aoteaora.

I kuhunga o ngā waka taua nō tawaahi, kāore i kitea ngā waka taua e whitu, i haere kē rātou ki Te Waipounamu.

E ai ki te Martime Component Commander a Jim Gilmore, “We're moving the internally displaced people and tourists onto Canterbury I know it's been a big effort to try and reduce the burden on resources in Kaikoura, so getting people away that don't need to be there and generating some supply drops.”

I tau mai te ringa āwhina ki a rātou nō ngā waka taua nō Ahitereiria, Amerika, Kānata hoki hei hono atu ki ngā waka taua o Aotearoa.

“We're hearing the demand for helicopters so we're sending everything that's a got helicopter serviceable at the moment for the next couple of days.”

He tau nui tēnei ki te Taua Moana o Aotearoa, otira, kei te tino whakanui rātou.

Hei tā tētahi hēramana o RNZN a David Tapene, “It's a very important day for us because we are celebrating our 75th anniversary of the NZ Navy.”

Hei tā tētahi hēramana o RNZN a Roy Wattie, “It's amazing that we've now got a large number of Polynesians and Māori within the Navy so for me it's a great honour in respect of that.”

Kāore e kore, he whakamāmātanga te āwhina mai o ngā taua moana maha ki te minenga.