Privilege to be part of SSE’s journey

LETTER

We, the employees of SSE (NZ) Ltd, express our deep sadness and disappointment with the news that our company will no longer be involved in the Gisborne road network.

Contrary to your recent statement, we have had pride in our work and have always made ourselves available to try to keep the roads open for the travelling public and commercial operators. At times, in a variety of adverse conditions. This was our pledge and commitment to our East Coast community.

We are also local people who have been employed by this New Zealand-based company and have been affected by some of the misinformed comments, disrespect and sometimes abuse from the very start of this contract.

This contract was awarded by the NZTA and GDC as a “way to the future”, to save costs to ratepayers and taxpayers. Was it the resentment that an Australian company was awarded the contract rather than local contractors? Or perhaps there should have been a better effort to explain to the public the complexities around the Network Outcome Contracts (NOCs). Had this been done in the early stage of the planning, people may have been able to accept the changes to the status quo.

To all those members of the public, local businesses and logging truck drivers who have offered condolences and best thoughts, we thank you on behalf of SSE and wish you all the best for the future.

Despite the past few days, it has been a privilege to be part of SSE’s New Zealand journey and to provide our service to this great community.

To Robert and Lauren, we would like to thank you and all your family for the fantastic opportunity you have given us all to work in such an important and exciting industry. Your generosity and unmatched enthusiasm to effect positive change in our community will always be remembered by those you have helped. Nga mihi nui

The Team @ SSE (NZ) Ltd

We, the employees of SSE (NZ) Ltd, express our deep sadness and disappointment with the news that our company will no longer be involved in the Gisborne road network.

Contrary to your recent statement, we have had pride in our work and have always made ourselves available to try to keep the roads open for the travelling public and commercial operators. At times, in a variety of adverse conditions. This was our pledge and commitment to our East Coast community.

We are also local people who have been employed by this New Zealand-based company and have been affected by some of the misinformed comments, disrespect and sometimes abuse from the very start of this contract.

This contract was awarded by the NZTA and GDC as a “way to the future”, to save costs to ratepayers and taxpayers. Was it the resentment that an Australian company was awarded the contract rather than local contractors? Or perhaps there should have been a better effort to explain to the public the complexities around the Network Outcome Contracts (NOCs). Had this been done in the early stage of the planning, people may have been able to accept the changes to the status quo.

To all those members of the public, local businesses and logging truck drivers who have offered condolences and best thoughts, we thank you on behalf of SSE and wish you all the best for the future.

Despite the past few days, it has been a privilege to be part of SSE’s New Zealand journey and to provide our service to this great community.

To Robert and Lauren, we would like to thank you and all your family for the fantastic opportunity you have given us all to work in such an important and exciting industry. Your generosity and unmatched enthusiasm to effect positive change in our community will always be remembered by those you have helped. Nga mihi nui

The Team @ SSE (NZ) Ltd

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In the Know - 14 days ago
Really?