Kia Ora,

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 hereOn 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:

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.

“Look around on the ground,
To find a rock or two.
Read it and ponder,
What that phrase means to you.”


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.