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New Canterbury earthquake [from Federated Farmers]

23 February 2010

New Canterbury earthquake

If farmers have been affected by the current Canterbury earthquake Federated Farmers wishes to offer our support. This applies to members and non-members alike. Can the media please assist by promoting 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING) when possible, as well as mail@fedfarm.org.nz given emails seem to be getting through.

Immediate damage assessment
We understand the earthquake has struck very close to Lyttelton and Diamond Harbour but Federated Farmers lacks hard information at this juncture and are trying to make contact with members. We also have initial concern for grain silos based on the last earthquake.

We need to get an initial assessment of damage and this is being coordinated through our Hamilton office. The first priority is the preservation of life. Emergency services should be called in the first instance. Federated Farmers wishes to ascertain infrastructure damage so we can best work with service providers (power, telecommunications, water as well as road transport).

Getting in touch with Federated Farmers
Federated Farmers has issued a tweet, has sent a text message to all North Canterbury members and is issuing this Member Advisory as some emails are getting through. If members are able to report damage, or need non-life threatening support, please dial:

0800 327 646 (this will manned 24 hours) or
mail@fedfarm.org.nz

Please check your neighbours
It is important to check on your neighbours to see if they are alright.

Federated Farmers Christchurch office is closed until further notice
Federated Farmers Christchurch office is closed due to damage until further notice, but there have been no physical injuries to staff.

Telecommunications
The mobile phone companies have informed us that some network sites have been badly damaged and are not working and others are operating on battery back up power. To minimise the stress on the network and to conserve back-up power we ask people to only use their phones for emergency calls. Alternatively please use text in preference to voice.

For general information, please contact:
0800 FARMING (0800 327 646)

ENDS

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