Staff go south

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Three Mata­mataPi­ako District Coun­cil staff are head­ing to Christchurch to as­sist with re­lief ef­forts this week.

Build­ing Con­trol of­fi­cers Doug Lang­lands and Daniel Kruger and district mayor Hugh Ver­coe will fly to Christchurch.

Other coun­cil staff are on stand-by to of­fer as­sis­tance to the Na­tional Emer­gency ef­fort in Christchurch.

Staff are vol­un­teer­ing to fill roles in sev­eral ar­eas in­clud­ing civil de­fence, wel­fare, build­ing in­spec­tion, wa­ter, waste, road­ing, and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Mr Ver­coe is chair­man of the Waikato Civil De­fence Emer­gency Man­age­ment Group.

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