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Welcome to issue #15 of Recovery Roundup, bringing you the latest from The Community Hub and Flood Recovery team.

Did you miss the last Recovery Roundup? Catch up on the news here.

Stafford and Queen Street Update

We are starting to see the knock on effect of building supply chain shortages which has the potential to cause delays in receiving materials for some elements of the build. The main delays at present are around laminated posts for decking and handrails and some fencing materials. To try and mitigate this the builders and other contractors involved in the project are ordering with plenty of lead in time (where possible) or look at alternative material options, if there is a known supply shortage. Read more…

Rotary Support for Flood Relief

Rotarians from across the country have been fundraising for Rotary Westport Flood Relief and are looking at practical ways to help and use the funding on sustainable and worthwhile projects in the town. Read more…

FREE EVENT | NBS Theatre 2nd March | Bookings Essential



Come along and listen to Sir John Kirwan’s (JK) story along with some of the tools he has used to stay well during challenging times.

JK’s personal journey with depression has led him to be actively involved in mental health awareness campaigns in New Zealand. For his incredible commitment and work in this space JK was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to mental health in the 2007 Queen’s Birthday Honours. And in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours, JK was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to mental health and rugby.

A world class winger, JK’s contribution to rugby, both as a player and a coach, has been immense. JK is one of the highest try scorers in international rugby union history and still holds a couple of NZ rugby records. The other side of the story is while he was scoring tries and becoming a rugby legend, he was also battling depression.

Sir John Kirwan will be in Westport on the 2nd of March for this free event commencing at 6pm at NBS Theatre – Click here to reserve your seat.

During the day, Sir John Kirwan will be visiting the Westport Community Hub as well as some of our local schools talking to our youth and community groups.

Please note the NBS Theatre is a double vax venue, attendees will be required to show their ‘my vaccine pass’ on entry and comply with Covid19 guidelines.

NEED HELP? PH 0800 768 348

All are welcome at The Community Hub. Whether you have been impacted directly, or are interested to learn more about the recovery effort.

The Community Hub is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am-4.00pm. Phone 0800 768 348 for assistance outside normal opening hours.

On behalf of the Community Hub, wishing you a safe and happy weekend.

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