We’ve been following the situation very closely and know many of our customers, their families and loved ones have been affected by the bushfires, with many losing everything. It’s just mind blowing the extent of the devastation and rebuild that they are facing; with fires still blazing, it looks like it is going to be a long summer yet for these drought affected areas.
The gravity of the problem became uncomfortably obvious, when the skies over our Auckland office turned an eerie shade of dark orange in the middle of the day.
This was the smoke that had travelled some 2000 kilometers to New Zealand. I’m told smoke has been seen as far as South America, over 11,000 kilometers from the fires themselves.