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The ma­jor earth­quake which shook the coun­try over a week ago con­tin­ues to im­pact on the coun­try and will likely to do so for months to come. It’s fair to say we haven’t re­cov­ered from the ma­jor quakes which took lives from the Can­ter­bury re­gion about five years ago and the lat­est shake is another blow to a re­gion still com­ing to grips with the loss. One Mata­mata busi­ness has man­aged to use a project al­ready in progress to help those af­fected by the lat­est earth­quake. FORSI In­no­va­tion’s wa­ter fil­tra­tion unit was sent to Kaik­oura to pro­vide clean H20 for the com­mu­nity there and is likely to re­main in the South Is­land so it can help peo­ple in other towns. It’s a good story to come out of the dis­tress of a dis­as­ter. It also shows how a lo­cal busi­ness can make an im­pres­sion on a na­tional scale. This week we also have a few other sto­ries of busi­nesses mark­ing milestones. If you know of other busi­nesses per­form­ing well, let us know, we’re keen to tell their sto­ries.

Lawrence Gullery

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