Kia Ora Koutou,

Are you Covid ready?

The Flood Recovery Navigators will now carry a Covid preparedness form when out seeing clients in the community. The preparedness form provides a means for individuals and families to check whether they are prepared and have everything they need if they were affected by Covid and needed to go into self-isolation.

This detailed assessment checklist helps people think about and consider things like childcare, food, hygiene, medication and medical conditions. Feel free to ask for a copy of the form if of interest.

An original poem about the Westport flood | by Hannah de Witt

We were fortunate to receive permission to republish an original written work by local resident Hannah de Witt. Her poem reflects on the unfolding of the flooding event and the reactions to it.

Did you miss last weeks update? Catch up on all the news here

Temporary Housing Update

Work is continuing to progress well with the MBIE/TAS & Kainga Ora houses at both Westport locations. Landscape design plans have been finalised at both sites and includes new sealed driveway, parking, lawn, gardens, pathways, fences and decking. Additionally there has been a flurry of tradie activity from plumbers, plasterers and painters… Read the full update on the Queen Street site here and the Stafford Street site here.

More news this week:


If you require assistance with obtaining and setting up your vaccine pass, head to the library or the Masonic Lodge and one of the team there can help. You will need to bring with you your own mobile phone and ID – either a drivers licence, passport or birth certificate.

Coming Events


From 15th – 22nd December, 39 elves will be hidden around Westport and Carter’s Beach…

Find the elves and collect the letters assigned to them to crack the code and be in to win! 

Learn more…

Advice and support

Are you a small Business owner affected by the July Floods?

The Recovery team would like to assess what assistance is required in the Buller business community affected by the flooding, so that we can devise putting some support packages together. 

Please register here to let us know what assistance you need. 

The hub welcomes all

We wish to welcome everyone who needs support at The Hub. If you carry a ‘My Vaccine Pass’, please have it ready to sign in with.

If you do not carry a ‘My Vaccine Pass’, please call The Hub number 0800 768 348 to organise an appointment so we can ensure you are supported and Covid requirements are met.