Service Updates

South Island Flooding and Weather Update

31-May-2021 04:18 PM - Sinead (GoSweetSpot Support)
Please see below from our courier and freight partners

Flooding conditions throughout the Canterbury and South Canterbury regions will cause ongoing service delays for the next few days as effected areas return to normal and flood damage is rectified.

Road freight from the North Island to the Lower South Island regions below Christchurch did not move on Sunday night and there is a strong possibility that nothing will travel south of Christchurch tonight as a state of emergency is still in place as of 3.00pm today. With this in mind there will be significant volumes of freight backlogged and may not be in place for delivery until Wednesday morning.

It would be wise to restrict Lower South Island volumes over the next couple of days and to refrain from moving any perishable or cold chain items until further notice.

Areas mainly effected by the network issues are Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wanaka, Central Otago, Invercargill and all points between and surrounding these regions. It is equally important to note that we will be unable to move freight out of these regions tonight heading north.

We will continue to update the website with changes as they come to hand but please be patient as we will do all we can to return to normal service schedules.