Did you know that the Community Hub is a free one-stop shop for flood affected residents?
Our local Navigators can assist you with all of your flood-related enquiries including:
- Temporary accommodation
- Financial assistance
- Insurance and legal advice
- Wellness and stress
- Community events and initiatives
If you are feeling a little isolated or overwhelmed and just want to call in and have a cuppa and a chat, the team at the Community Hub are a welcoming bunch!
Where: 175 Palmerston Street, Westport, Phone 0800 768 348
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm
Did you miss the last Recovery Roundup? Catch up on the news here. On behalf of the Flood Recovery team, we wish you a safe and sunny weekend.
Noho ora mai
Talk to our Navigators for flood relief related enquiries
February 1st will mark the opening of a new Community Kitchen in Westport.
The Westport Flood Recovery team, in collaboration with Number 37 Community House successfully applied for funding from DIA/Lottery’s $50k and Mayoral Relief Fund $7k to establish a Community Kitchen in Westport. The Community Kitchen will provide weekly healthy & hot meals for flood impacted residents. Read more…
Mayoral Relief Fund
The Mayoral Relief Fund is still open to applications from flood affected individuals and families or organisations.
The MRF committee welcomes applications for assistance if you need support through what has been, and still is a challenging time. You can pick up an application form from Council’s Westport office, the Community Hub or download it from Council’s website: www.bullerdc.govt.nz/district-council/yourcouncil/flood-recovery/financial-assistance
To be eligible your property must have been yellow or red stickered following the July flood.
The Mayoral Relief Fund can be used towards insurance excesses and to replace essential items eg. basic furniture, whiteware and floor coverings. Remember, our Community Navigators are on hand to assist you with your application, as well as support you to access other services related to the flood recovery.
TAKE NOTICE, ME ARO TONU
Remember the simple things that give you joy – me aro tonu ki ngā mea māmā noa i ngākau harikoa ai koe.
As you go about your daily activitiess, you may have noticed some rocks dotted around town with a quote or a phrase on them.
Taking notice, paying more attention to the present moment, is one of the five ways to wellbeing.
Pause and take a moment to read about what that means to you. Can you take that thought and act on it? Can you share with someone to brighten their day? #kawatirikindness #randomactsofkindness
Learn more about the five ways to wellbeing.