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Retailers react to Monday morning’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake

A strong earthquake was widely felt as far north as Auckland after it hit North Canterbury just after midnight on Monday morning. It caused two deaths, knocked out power in Blenheim, parts of Nelson and Lower Hutt, extensively damaged roading in the South Island and wreaked havoc throughout shops in the South Island and lower North Island.rn

Wellingtonians were told not to venture into the central city this morning. This is probably just as well, as many Wellington retailers were obliged to spend the day cleaning up smashed and scattered stock. Many retailers posted safety advice and best wishes on social media – others shared shots of the damage.

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GAG Wellington will be closed today #earthquake

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A photo posted by Good As Gold (@goodasgoldshop) on Nov 13, 2016 at 12:12pm PST

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Kapiti store open but only between 11-3pm today as building management need to turn the water off. (Ps. We have no photos of Kapiti yet – this is Wakefield Street)

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A photo posted by Commonsense Organics (@commonsenseorganics) on Nov 13, 2016 at 2:11pm PST

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Mannequins and window displays across the country were in bad shape this morning.

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New Zealand earthquake 14 November 2016. Wellington #nzeq #nz #newzealand #earthquake #wellington #wellingtonnz #damage #male #mannequin #eqnz

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A photo posted by Photographer Alex Efimoff (@alex.efimoff) on Nov 13, 2016 at 10:53am PST

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Nelson and other areas in the top of the South Island saw some serious shaking.

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Kia Kaha & stay safe. #nz🇳🇿 #quake #eqnz #earthquake

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A photo posted by Tim Smith (@timiwha) on Nov 13, 2016 at 3:15pm PST

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However, there’s good news for those urgently needing a doorknob…

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Were you affected by the quake? We’d love to hear how your store fared – tweet us at @the_register or find us on Instagram at @The.register

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