Kia ora koutou,
Welcome to issue #29 of Recovery Roundup. In this weeks news:
More Buller homes signed off as repaired: Repairs are gradually being completed on more flood-affected Westport homes. Recent data shows 12 more houses have completed repairs – taking the number to 67 in all. Four of these homes were previously red stickered and eight were previously yellow stickered.
Buller Recovery Information Session: 17th May | 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Find out more about the science behind the Buller floods, the rainfall events, and the river modelling work that is underpinning Westport resilience planning. Register your attendance for this free event here. If you need help to register online, the Navigators at the Community Hub can help.
Community Kitchen needs volunteers: Kitchen hands and delivery drivers needed to help out voluntarily of Tuesdays between 5.30pm – 7.00pm. Contact: Potikohua Charitable Trust | #37 House: 03 789 600 | 0272790277
Mayoral Relief Fund: Funding is still available for Buller residents who were affected by the region’s flooding events.
See below for more information on news and updates this week.
Ngā mihi, have a great weekend.
Did you miss last weeks update? Catch up on all the news here.
more buller homes signed off as repaired
Repairs are gradually being completed on more flood-affected Westport homes.
Recent data shows 12 more houses have completed repairs – taking the number to 67 in all. Four of these homes were previously red stickered and eight were previously yellow stickered.
This means the home owners or the repairers have provided Buller District Council (BDC) with a sign off of repairs from a Licenced Building Practitioner and an Electrical Certificate of Compliance. Once this information has been received by BDC, the building inspector can then remove the yellow or red sticker status from the property records.
There may be other homes out there that have been repaired but not signed off, and if that is you, it is great idea to get started on the process of updating your property records.
For more information on how to get the red or yellow tag removed from your property file, click on this link, or go to:
Then complete the BDC checklist and send it to the email below:
Hear presentations from:
Matt Gardner, Land River Sea Consulting Ltd ,river modelling expert
Richard Measures, NIWA Hydrodynamics Scientist
The session will be hosted by Bob Dickson, Recovery Manager, for the Buller Flood Recovery Team.
Learn more and register for this event.
MAYORAL RELIEF FUNDS STILL AVAILABLE FOR FLOOD-AFFECTED BULLER RESIDENTS
Funding is still available for Buller residents who were affected by the region’s flooding events.
More than $650,000 was received after the July event – from Government and donations from individuals, family businesses, fundraising and large corporates. More than 600 applications have been received and $555,000 paid out, leaving $95,000 to be distributed (as at 3 May 2022).
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, pop down to the community hub for a cuppa and a chin wag.
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 Flood Recovery Team, we wish you a safe and sunny weekend.
Noho ora mai