Wednesday, September 15, 2010
There is a lot to do before life is back to normal for many Cantabrians, but they are not alone - the whole of New Zealand is behind them. Special legislation has been passed giving the Government powers to get the region back on its feet as soon as possible. In rural Canterbury, we have appointed an experienced rural emergency coordinator to oversee recovery efforts on farm properties, working with the newly-established Regional Rural Recovery Group.
It will take a long time to work through the damage caused by the earthquake. But everyone involved in the emergency response is doing a fantastic job. The Government is committed to rebuilding Canterbury and we will get the job done.