Welcome to issue #36 of Recovery Roundup.
In this weeks news:
Flood resilience options package: Proposed flood resilience options in the form of the Kawatiri Business Case have been submitted to Government. The Business Case sets out the proposed integrated package of long-term measures to improve Westport’s flood resilience.
Kawatiri seniors afternoon tea: Thanks to all the came along last Friday for afternoon tea at Johnny’s, and thanks to Johnny’s for catering!
Sir John Kirwan event Presenting in Karamea and Reefton on the 13th July.
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.
COUNCILS SEEK GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR PROPOSED FLOOD RESILIENCE OPTIONS
Proposed flood resilience options in the form of the Kawatiri Business Case have been submitted to Government.
The Business Case sets out the proposed integrated package of long-term measures to improve Westport’s flood resilience.
At the essence of the joint proposal by the West Coast Regional Council and the Buller District Council is the recognition that Buller needs Central Government help to ensure future flood resilience.
The plan places the people of Westport at its heart. It acknowledges the support already received but also the psycho-social impacts of the flooding events on the community, and the fact that risk analysis shows livelihoods and possibly lives could be at stake in future extreme weather events. Therefore, a robust, and compelling, co-investment plan has been produced.
Now the Business Case goes to Minister of Local Government, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta for consideration. Read more…
Did you know that Buller is Kawatiri in Māori? It means deep and swift, referencing the Buller – the largest river on the West Coast.
Afternoon Tea for Kawatiri’s seniors
Last Friday some of our Buller Recovery team hosted an afternoon tea event for our seniors. This was a free event to bring our local seniors together for a fun social outing. A good time was shared with delicious food at Johnny’s Restaurant. A big thank you to Johnny’s for providing the venue and catering for the event.
We are fortunate enough to have Sir John Kirwan back in the Buller Region to deliver presentations in Karamea and Reefton next month. Sir John Kirwan presented in Westport in March this year, sharing words of wisdom and coping strategies for getting through tough times, and helping to lift us up when we’re feeling low.
Sir John Kirwan will be in Karamea and Reefton on the 13th of July for this free event. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Secure your seat by pre-registering for this event via links below.
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