State Highway 72 is now open allowing passage between Christchurch and the Lower South Island. This means all Monday deliveries for Ashburton, South Canterbury, Otago, Central Otago and Southland will be completed on Tue 10th of December. SH1 at Rangitata will remain closed until further notice.
We expect delivery times will be later than normal, due to the back log of traffic, the detour diversion and heavy freight volumes.
Freight dispatched for Tuesday delivery into these regions will be delivered as normal.
All freight dispatched from Southland, Otago, Central Otago and South Canterbury from Monday the 9th of December will be delivered on normal schedule.
WEST COAST – Please note that SH6 between Franz Josef and Haast will be closed for a significant period of time due to flooding and slips. There will be No deliveries to any towns South of Hokitika through to Haast until further notice. Please advise your customers that they cannot send any freight to these areas until service resumes. Note: Deliveries to Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport are not affected by these road closures.
Thank you for your patience while we work through the back log of freight. We expect to be back on normal schedule by Wednesday the 11th of December. If there are any changes we will advise as soon as possible.
Due to multiple weather related road closures on State Highways south of Christchurch, and on the west coast of the South Island there will be significant delays with deliveries throughout the Lower South Island and West Coast on Monday the 9th of December.
This will effect deliveries to the following regions; Ashburton, South Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Central Otago, Southland.
Please see below for further details of the Monday delivery freight that will be delayed by at least 1 day to those regions.
We will send a further update on Monday the 9th of December, as more information becomes available. There may be further delays if the roads remain closed on Monday the 9th of December.
Please advise your customers as soon as possible of these unavoidable delays.
Fri 20th December
Sat 21st December
Sun 22nd December
Mon 23rd December
Tue 24th December (Xmas Eve)
Wed 25th December (Xmas Day)
Thu 26th December (Boxing Day)
Fri 27th December
Sat 28th December
Sun 29th December
Mon 30th December 2019 (New Year’s Eve)
Tue 31st December 2019 (New Year’s Eve)
Wed 1st January 2020 (New Year’s Day)
Thu 2nd January 2020 (New Year’s Holiday)
Fri 3rd January
Sat 4th January
To arrange & confirm special pick-ups on Stat Holidays and Weekends through Xmas and New Year, please contact your local Depot Manager at least 1 week in advance of the applicable holiday. Do not assume that pick-ups will happen without being pre-arranged. Contact details below:
PICK-UP REQUESTS to:
Stacy Gibson (Auckland) 021-279-0104 or StacyG@bigchill.co.nz
Michael Aitken (Putaruru) 027-448-8096 or MichaelA@bigchill.co.nz
Jon Oldridge (Hastings) 027-522-2975 or JonO@bigchill.co.nz
Garner Grieve (Palmerston North) 021-279-1553 or GarnerG@bigchill.co.nz
Carl Voullaire (Wellington) 027-258-0255 or CarlV@bigchill.co.nz
Louise Fissenden (Blenheim) 021-406-323 or LouiseF@bigchill.co.nz
Nathan Hyde (Christchurch) 027-522-2974 or NathanH@bigchill.co.nz
Don Gillan (Dunedin) 027-433-1104 or DonaldG@bigchill.co.nz
Ronnie Thompson (Cromwell) 027-808-5553 or RonnieT@bigchill.co.nz
Thursday 14th November
All pickups, deliveries and Line haul as normal.
Friday 15th November (Canterbury Anniversary)
Normal deliveries apply to Christchurch metro.
There will be NO deliveries to the following areas on this day; Cheviot, Leeston, Rakaia, Amberley, Hamner Springs, Darfield, Oxford.
Pre-arranged collections in Christchurch only.
Line haul services operate as normal.
Saturday 16th November
Normal Saturday services apply.
Sunday 17th November
Normal Sunday services apply.
Monday 18th November
Return to normal services
ALL pick-ups must be arranged by phone or email no later than 48 hours before the respective Holiday. DO NOT assume regular pick-ups will happen automatically.
PICK-UP REQUESTS to:
Nathan Hyde (CHC) 027-522-2974 or NathanH@bigchill.co.nz