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Notice for Staff

Morena, hope everyone is safe and well. With the earthquake having caused damage in parts of central Wellington and public transport not operational, you are requested not to attend work today. Please work from home today using available technology. Please prioritise advice from Regional Civil Defence and the Wellington City Council which is not to travel into the central city.

The building owner has advised that the Public Trust Office has not been damaged. Arrangements are being made to temporarily close the National War Memorial.

Updates in respect of MCH, including for Tuesday, will be provided as necessary on the Ministry for Culture & Heritage facebook page and through email.

Please continue to monitor advice from Wellington City Council and Regional Civil Defence.

Managers advise your team members if possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.




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