Tim­ber­link con­trib­utes to New Zealand earth­quake fund

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

TIM­BER­LINK EM­PLOY­EES in both Aus­tralia and New Zealand were very con­cerned by the news of the 7.8 mag­ni­tude earth­quake that struck New Zealand’s South Is­land on Novem­ber 14. Tim­ber­link em­ploys over 80 peo­ple at its New Zealand mill in Blen­heim, and while its New Zealand em­ploy­ees and mill es­caped se­ri­ous dam­age, Tim­ber­link is aware that the quake and re­sul­tant af­ter­shocks caused sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to parts of Blen­heim and im­pacted the wider Marl­bor­ough com­mu­nity.

“Tim­ber­link ex­presses its sym­pa­thy to all those af­fected by the earth­quake, in par­tic­u­lar to the fam­ily and friends of those who suf­fered loss or in­jury,” said Tim­ber­link’s CEO Ian Tyson.

With Christ­mas ap­proach­ing, Tim­ber­link de­cided that funds al­lo­cated for Christ­mas would be well spent help­ing those af­fected by the earth­quake. The Aus­tralasian busi­ness has there­fore do­nated NZ$5,000 to the Marl­bor­ough Coun­cil Earth­quake fund, es­tab­lished by John Leggett, Marl­bor­ough Mayor, to di­rectly help vic­tims in the dis­trict. The Coun­cil’s fund will be used to pro­vide for the wel­fare needs of the af­fected fam­i­lies and to help get their homes op­er­a­tional again.

Tim­ber­link con­grat­u­lates John Leggett on estab­lish­ing this fund and wishes the Marl­bor­ough com­mu­nity all the best as they re­pair the dam­age and sup­port those im­pacted by this earth­quake.

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