Buller, Marlborough, and Tasman Weather Event Update
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the severe weather event in the Buller, Tasman, and Marlborough regions. We continue to monitor the situation closely to establish what support our customers and communities need, and how we can assist and respond to any challenges that may emerge.
The full extent of the flooding will not be known until waters recede and assessments undertaken. In the meantime, all our stores remain open, and our staff will be contacting our customers and getting on-farm where practicable and offering support. We have heard of heartening stories of friends, neighbours, and communities pulling together to help each other.
Road and bridge closures have caused disruption to transport routes and damaged roads cause hazards for drivers, so please be cautious when driving. Currently the road closures have not impacted our logistics and supply chain.
‘Helping grow the country’ is our vision and is at the heart of what we do, and this is especially the case at times of challenge and adversity. We are committed to supporting our customers through this challenging period of damage assessment and the recovery phase.
The Rural Support Trust teams are coordinating their response efforts in the rural areas and PGW will continue to liaise and assist where we are able to do so. The Trust is also available to provide support and advice and details can be found at www.rural-support.org.nz.
Further support and information are available through the following links:
- Civil Defence
- Ministry for Primary Industries – flood advice for livestock
- Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency - West Coast
- Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency - Tasman
- Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency - Nelson & Marlborough
- Rural Support Trust
For information and about your on-farm needs please contact your local PGW store directly.