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The of a town cut off by last week's New Zealand earthquake have received a unusual but air delivery – enough fast food to feed a small . The mercy to the town of Kaikoura was organized by a plasterer from the town of Nelson 130 kilometres to the north. Robert Coombes, 49, spent three days gathering from people and bought as much fast food as he could with the . He filled a friend's aircraft with 400 pieces of Kentucky Fried Chicken, 300 McDonald's burgers, 50 Domino's pizzas, and hundreds of candies. His cargo of treats landed in Kaikoura in time for lunch on Friday. Kaikoura was the town worst hit by the 7.8 quake.

Mr Coombes explained to reporters that he wanted to "put a on people's faces, even if it's only for one day". He added: "There's necessities, but with , you need a bit more than bread and water. I just thought I'd fill the plane with junk food and bring a little bit of to the place…. It's just being a good human ." Coombes said the manager of KFC and McDonald's supported his and their staff started work two hours earlier to prepare the . Main roads and rail to Kaikoura have been severed by landslides. There have been well over 2,000 since Monday and the government is warning that there are to be more.

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