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NZ's relief efforts after Winston

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 10/06/2016


* February 20: Tropical Cyclone Winston, a category 5 storm, pummels Fiji

* February 21: Foreign Minister Murray McCully releases an initial package of aid. A RNZAF Orion conducts aerial surveillance of cyclone-hit areas

* February 22: McCully announces further aid. A RNZAF Hercules transports aid to Suva

* February 24: 37 army engineers arrive in Suva

* February 28: HMNZS Wellington transports more aid and personnel to Fiji

* March 1: After visiting some of the cyclone-hit areas, McCully announces further aid for Fiji, taking the total to close to $5m

* March 3: HMNZS Canterbury arrives in Fiji with 106 tonnes of aid, 2 NH90 helicopters, 1 Seasprite helicopter and 45 military vehicles

* March 30: McCully announces a $10m package to help Fiji repair public infrastructure

* April 17: NZDF relief operation winds up, 300 personnel sail back to NZ aboard the HMNZS Canterbury.

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