Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


200,000 litres of water carried daily into Christchurch

200,000 litres of water carried daily into Christchurch

At a daily average of some 200,000 litres of water, over 600,000 litres have now been delivered by Bleeker Contracting and Raymond Hart since Thursday evening. This includes delivering water to the hospitals and restocking the underground tanks of the fire service.

“I can tell you right now they’re heading to Banks Peninsula to deliver over 100,000 litres of water into Diamond Harbour,” says John Hartnell, Federated Farmers earthquake spokesperson.

“They’ll be doing the same thing tomorrow and at a daily average of 200,000 litres, I cannot stress just what a vital job they are performing.

“Really, someone needs to get in a cab with them just to see the long hours that are making such a massive difference. It’s one thing to have a need but it’s another thing to go and find your own water source then get on with the job of delivering what is needed

“On Thursday morning Silver Fern Farms kindly made its reservoir in Islington available to the effort. Once the tankers had rolled into Christchurch the very first order came in from the hospital for an immediate 200,000 litres.

“It’s been like that ever since as they support not just the hospitals, but in restocking the Fire Service’s water tanks over Christchurch.

“Unlike the water pods, which have been very useful, Bleeker Contracting and Raymond Hart have the ability to go from the source to where the need is and there is plenty of that.

“It speaks volumes that they are working hand in glove with the emergency services because water is life and their staff typify the ‘can do’ spirit of rural New Zealand,” Mr Hartnell concluded.

Federated Farmers wishes to thank Silver Fern Farms for its Islington reservoir and Caltex for helping meet the fuel needs of the independent water tankers.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

CPAG: Government Spends Over $100K Pursuing Beneficiary

For the past fifteen years, Kathryn, now in her fifties and living alone with chronic ill health on a benefit, has been challenging the decision by the MSD that she has to pay back $117,000. She has no assets or savings and cannot afford to pay for fresh food or therapy that would improve her health. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: National’s Cuts Shave $100K Off KiwiSaver By Retirement

New analysis shows National’s constant cuts to KiwiSaver will reduce the average worker’s retirement savings by $100,000 over their working life, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says... Since coming to office it has made five separate cuts to the scheme." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: Transport Operators Switch From SuperGold To AT HOP Cards

Seniors using Auckland’s public transport will need to use their AT HOP cards from today but Auckland Transport has requested its operators to show understanding for those customers yet to complete the switch from SuperGold cards. More>>

ALSO:

Crime Stats: Burglary Up 11.9%

“While burglary rates are still below that of recent years, there has been an increase of more than 10 per cent over the past 12 months, which is of concern to Police and something we are determined to tackle,” says Police Commissioner Mike Bush. More>>

ALSO:

Help: Lifeline Aotearoa Fighting For Survival

Lifeline Aotearoa has announced it only has enough money to run for one more year. By 30 June 2017, all available sustainability reserves and funds from a new mortgage on its Auckland property will be exhausted. More>>

ALSO:

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news