Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to issue #27 of Recovery Roundup.

Mayor Jamie: This week our Mayor did an interview with TVNZ discussing the impact of the February flood events on our community and resilience options. 

Buller District Council: Meetings on infrastructure strategy and community, environment, and services are coming up next month, to be held on 11th May. A public forum session is available at the beginning of the Council meeting, more details below.

Support services: We once again remind members of our community that support services around the July 21′ and February 22′ flooding events are ongoing.

Next week we will have more news and progress updates.

Ngā mihi

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

mayor jamie on the impact of the february floods on our community 

Westport’s Mayor Jamie Cleine interviewed with TVNZ to discuss the impact of the February flooding event, future options, and the draft National Adaption Plan. Watch the interview on TVNZ online here.

where to get help

If you or someone you know is struggling to recover from the flooding events, there are a number of agencies and support organisations that are here to help.

An ongoing range of support is available including: mental health and well-being support, financial advice and assistance, and business support. More information is available on our website. See our where to get help, and economic pages.

Works on Stafford Street temporary housing site driveway this week

Meetings are held at the Clocktower Chamber, Palmerston Street, Westport unless otherwise stated. Participants are reminded to adhere to the public health guidelines for COVID-19, including hand hygiene, mask wearing and physical distancing.

All meetings will be livestreamed to Council’s YouTube channel Buller District Council

A public forum session is available at the beginning of the Council meeting. If you want to address Council during the public forum session or have any questions about these meetings please contact:

Governance Assistant, phone 0800 807 239 or email

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Source: BDC, Facebook


As with any disaster, we need as much help as we can get to repair the physical damage caused, but also the emotional and social impacts resulting from the flood.

Independent Community Navigators can work alongside individuals and families to help them access immediate and longer term assistance from different agencies. This can include connecting flood affected people to services of different agencies to address needs including family, financial, housing and emotional well-being.

If you need support to find accommodation, help with insurance, access to financial support, or are struggling to cope, visit The Community Hub.

175 Palmerston Street, Westport