Roads effort excellent

LETTER

The Eastland Wood Council would like to acknowledge the excellent work that Tairawhiti Roads has done in reopening the region’s roads after the two extreme weather events last month. In particular, we would like to acknowledge and thank Tairawhiti Roads journey manager Helen Harris for her work.

Helen provided an open line of communication and provided daily updates on the progress (or otherwise) of the roading infrastructure in the area, sometimes well into the evening, to ensure that crews and recovery teams went into the next day fully aware of the situation. This enabled forest and trucking companies to co-ordinate and manage their logistics with regards to crews, machinery and equipment; and of course to provide much-needed access to landowners to get to their homes.

Helen also brokered the offer of machinery and equipment from forest companies and contractors to help facilitate the opening of some of the key roads in the area, an offer which was accepted.

We also acknowledge the on-the-ground work by contractors in a challenging environment to get roads open as soon as was practical.

The opening of roads was a critical part of the early recovery and Eastland Wood Council thanks all those involved in the work (and continuing work).

Kim Holland, CEO Eastland Wood Council

The Eastland Wood Council would like to acknowledge the excellent work that Tairawhiti Roads has done in reopening the region’s roads after the two extreme weather events last month. In particular, we would like to acknowledge and thank Tairawhiti Roads journey manager Helen Harris for her work.

Helen provided an open line of communication and provided daily updates on the progress (or otherwise) of the roading infrastructure in the area, sometimes well into the evening, to ensure that crews and recovery teams went into the next day fully aware of the situation. This enabled forest and trucking companies to co-ordinate and manage their logistics with regards to crews, machinery and equipment; and of course to provide much-needed access to landowners to get to their homes.

Helen also brokered the offer of machinery and equipment from forest companies and contractors to help facilitate the opening of some of the key roads in the area, an offer which was accepted.

We also acknowledge the on-the-ground work by contractors in a challenging environment to get roads open as soon as was practical.

The opening of roads was a critical part of the early recovery and Eastland Wood Council thanks all those involved in the work (and continuing work).

Kim Holland, CEO Eastland Wood Council

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