Welcome to Recovery Round up #41 26 August 2022.

This time we wrap up some local events aiming to connect and support people. In coming Roundups we will be bringing you more about infrastructure projects that are in varying stages of planning and implementation, so stay posted for our updates. In the meantime, hope to see you at Rise up for Buller…






Rise up for Buller – music, fun and a chance to forget your day-to-day worries

The Rise up for Buller music event is coming to Westport next month.

Tickets are just $12 and there’s free transport from Carters Beach and Granity.

There’s an epic line-up with something for everyone, but you need to get your tickets quick, they are limited.

The event will be staged at the local NBS Theatre, Westport and will also feature Dj Miss Meow, visuals by Warp TV, lighting by ONTHECOAST and boosted sound system.

There will be transport provided for those wanting to travel to Westport from Granity and Carters Beach. Limited seats are available so get in quick. Email daimon@nomadav.co.nz to secure your transport ASAP.

  • Tickets are only $12 and limited to 300. Available at NBS Theatre.
  • Fully licensed bar / 18+ event / Sat 24 September 2022 / 7:30pm start.
  • Facebook event page link: https://fb.me/e/3BU0kU41X

This event is brought to you with the support of Buller Flood Recovery.

See the media release for more information.

Why are we helping support this event?

This is an opportunity to provide flood impacted people of Westport with an affordable top-class event that gives them a chance to forget the events of the last 12 months or so.

Covid has hampered events all over the country and many people were fearful of attending events. We are now hearing that people want to reconnect with the community.

This event aims to reconnect people our community in a non-threatening environment and help create community pride and resilience. This reconnection helps people manage anxiety levels through talking through issues with others that have lived through the experience.

Daimon Schwalger (Nomad Audio and Video) is an experienced national event organiser and is bringing top class bands & DJ’s to Westport, an area that for many years has not had the opportunity to have these types of artist perform.

Rise up for Buller, for the people by the people, don’t miss out on this night to be remembered.









Morning tea – a welcome chance to chat

The morning tea we held at the Community Hub in Westport on Thursday was a great success and just the ticket after the worrying times we have been through, and continue to go through, as a community. We had around about 30 people through the door taking the chance to catch up and chatting with our Community Navigators along with Buller District Council Mayor Jamie Cleine and Chief Executive Sharon Mason.

It was an important opportunity for people to connect and we aim to have more such events in other parts of the region as we go along.

Whenua Iti Holiday Programme

During the July school holidays a group of eight flood impacted tamariki and rangatahi attended a two-day holiday programme based in and around Kawatiri.

Despite some windy conditions the group had a great time connecting with nature while exploring the Kawatiri Coastal trail, visiting Tauranga Bay and adventuring underground in a local cave system. They took part in adventure-based learning games which focused on team building, formed new friendships and most importantly had a lot of fun!

The initiative was brought to the community by Buller Flood Recovery in conjunction with REAP and local schools.







Wellbeing survey

We are still running our ‘Tell us how you’re going’ wellbeing survey and we need everyone who can to take part in it. We recognise it takes a bit of time out of your busy lives and it can feel like a bit of a chore, but it is important for people to have their say and share their thoughts.

The survey aims to find out how the people of Buller are going to help ensure the right supports are in place. It makes a difference and so can you by helping us out with it (plus there are some cash prizes).

You can find the link to the survey on the flyer below or on the home page of our website.