Quake support efforts earn reward

22:01, Feb 24 2013
Sue Webb
Janet Park, Sue Webb, Wendie Partner, Sharon Hansen, Polly Cunningham

Care packages, vehicles and bicycles donated by top-of-the-south probation staff to their Christchurch colleagues after the devastating February 22 earthquake were acknowledged with a plaque on the second anniversary of the quake.

Blenheim probation staff received the rimu plaque on Friday. It is made from timber recycled from the Christchurch Men's Prison destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. The plaque thanked staff from Marlborough, Nelson and the West Coast for going to Christchurch to help at the prisons, and do house calls to check on offenders.

Christchurch probation staff were even offered places to stay in Marlborough to unwind and get some respite from Christchurch.

Blenheim Community Probation manager Polly Cunningham said it was really nice for the staff to be acknowledged for all the work they had done to support their Canterbury colleagues.