Thu, May 9, 2024 7:00 AM

Emergency management tribute


Paula Hulburt

They have dedicated decades to helping people at times of crisis, saving lives and stepping in when emergencies strike.

Two hard working members of Marlborough’s Emergency Management Team have been presented with long service awards.

Dave Parsons and Gary Spence were given certificates and medals by Mayor Nadine Taylor at April’s Assets and Services Committee meeting, acknowledging their contribution to the Marlborough community.

Both have worked tirelessly across the region and elsewhere across the country, responding to emergencies such as Cyclone Gabrielle in Hawke’s Bay, the Kaikōura earthquake, Pigeon Valley fires and Marlborough storms of 2021 and 2022.

Paying tribute to the pair, Councillor Jonathan Rosene said their efforts were key in ensuring Marlborough was prepared for an emergency to strike.

The nationally recognised Marlborough Emergency Response Team now has more than 25 members.

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