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Free LPG refills available

Published: 9:05AM Saturday February 26, 2011 Source: ONE News

Contact has offered Christchurch residents free LPG refills for Christchurch residents.

The Rockgas refills will be available at a number of service stations and outlets throughout the city.

Contact's General Manager Retail, Ruth Bound said there are practical things that Contact can do, such as free gas, for whoever needs it, wherever they are.

"We have worked with a number of service stations in Christchurch to ensure that people won't have to travel far to take up the offer."

The free refills are part of up to $1,000,000 pledged by Contact to assist the region. Contact has also promised up to $2,000,000 in support for customers who are experiencing hardship following the Christchurch earthquake and may need help with their energy bill.

You can fill a 9kg bottle for free at:

Challenge - 45 Halswell Road, Halswell

Challenge - corner Milton and Selwyn Street, Christchurch

Challenge Waimak - Main North Road, Kaiapoi

Caltex - Blenheim Road, Riccarton

Caltex - Lincoln Road, Addington

Caltex - 66 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton

Challenge - 11 Opawa Rd, Opawa

Butler Automart - 261 Stanmore Road, Richmond

Blighs Road Service Station - Corner Blighs and Idris Road, Papanui

Rockgas North Canterbury, Kaiapoi

Details also on


Laundry service

Fisher & Paykel have set up community laundries in two locations across affected areas offering free washing and drying facilities. 

These are at the Fisher & Paykel Warehouse, 79 Shands Road, Hornby and corner Berswick & Charles Street, Kaiapoi.

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  • royalcourtier said on 2011-03-14 @ 21:33 NZDT: Report abusive post

    The whole focus of this debate is wrong. There is no reason for any of these buildings to be demolished. It is not a case of which should be saved, but which should be demolished. There are few which cannot be saved. What people are missing is that if a building is demolished unnecessarily, and illegally, there won't be any insurance. Only the city can approve demolition - civil defence cannot do so.

  • Adam Chc said on 2011-03-09 @ 14:44 NZDT: Report abusive post

    As a small business based near the epicentre in Christchurch we are strugeling to survive and simply can not afford a day off. I also do not think I or my staff are reasdy for a day of mourning yet. I am surprised the govenment would even consider this, it shows how out of touch they are to the impact this is having on business and staff.

  • annej said on 2011-03-08 @ 15:09 NZDT: Report abusive post

    I must congratulate Bob Parker for his leadership and his caring nature to all people in Christchurch and his unfaultering continual contact with his people, a fine leader and the restoration of Christchurch should go through him and the council and not left to those who do not care about the uniqueness of Christchurch, sack Brownlee, send him back where he come from.

  • annej said on 2011-03-08 @ 15:04 NZDT: Report abusive post

    At a time when the suffering is entering an unacceptable time frame of two weeks, John Key throws the baby out with the bath water and states that the government will buy the land off people who have suffered so much,this is akin to pulling the rug from underneath those who are stressed,do not know their fate and have lost loved ones, more thought and empathy is needed from central govt and to deal with the bulk of the people and not just the business sector.Thoughts and prayers to all.

  • Huatoki said on 2011-03-08 @ 13:37 NZDT: Report abusive post

    As with every issue he's dealt with, Brownlee crashes in with an ill-advised and inflammatory attitude, then scuttles behind his officials and is unavailable for comment. Christchurch needs unifying, reassuring and competent leadership and Brownlee consistently fails on all three counts. We need resources, not divisiveness. If the minister cannot deliver them quickly and efficiently, he needs to go. We deserve better.