Hi everyone. You can now check out a video from one of my latest region visits - this time to North Canterbury and Marlborough in Region 4.
This is New Zealand’s largest-ever deployment to Canada and the most people we’ve sent in one go since the first international deployment to Australia in 2000. It is a cross-agency deployment with Department of Conservation staff and Forestry contractors working alongside our own rural and urban people.
I’d like to express my personal thank you to everyone across the country who has been out there serving their communities in these freezing conditions – dealing with floods, securing roofs or delivering hot food.
A lot of work has been put into establishing our new organisation, and the fact that we’re here today is a credit to everyone who has been involved over the past 12 months for their collective commitment.