Timberlink contributes to New Zealand earthquake fund
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.