Quake Update

14 November 2016

We just wanted to give you a brief update following Sunday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake near Hanmer Springs, and the aftershocks which followed it.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of those affected by the quakes. We were lucky enough to be able to confirm that all of our staff and their families were well - if a bit shaken up - by what had happened. We hope you were similarly fortunate.

Impact on Wellington office

However, we weren’t quite as lucky with our Wellington office. Following advice from both Wellington City Council and Civil Defence, we closed our office in the Wellington CBD on Monday. We have asked our staff to stay away from the CBD and to not attend our office until the building has been properly assessed by an engineer, which is currently underway.


Despite this disruption, it is business-as-usual. We have teams operating as normal across the country and our Wellington staff, via remote access to our files and systems, are working from home. This means that we're able to carry out all of our recruitment functions as usual and without interruption, ensuring that the quakes won’t in anyway effect the assignments we are working on.

Get in touch

To contact our Wellington team please feel free to give us a call on our mobiles, these numbers are available at each of the web pages below for each of our teams.

We’ll also be regularly updating our website and social media, including our LinkedIn and Facebook pages, so keep an eye out for further info.

Kind regards

The OCG Group

Back to News Index