Ground: East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.
Situation: A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the South Island causing massive damage to infrastructure. State Highway 1 has been closed due to massive landslips, isolating tourism dependent townships such as Kaikoura. Damage/reconstruction costs are estimated in the billions threatening NZ’s financial future/security.
Mission: 1 NZ Brigade will deploy to affected areas tasked with clearing/reopening SH1 – ASAP.
Enemy: Seismic activity. Time. Money.
Action: The longer SH1 remains closed the worse the effects on the people of Kaikoura and the people of New Zealand will be.
1 NZ Brigade will deploy to affected areas, tasked with clearing/reopening SH1
In short – GET THE ROADS OPEN.
Command: NZDF, Civil Defence, various other agencies. Due to lack of 1st hand experience in earthworks on such a large scale, top civilian personnel with the relevant experience will be found to oversee/advise this operation.