Kia Ora!

Buller Recovery bring you issue #40 of Recovery Roundup…


Kawatiri Business Case Information session

We had a good turn out on Wednesday night for our free information session on the Kawatiri Business Case for government co-investment in future flood resilience.

Members of the audience had a good knowledge of the environment we’re in and asked some tough questions.

We hope our panel of experts were able to clear up any questions people had about the proposal, the process and the science that went into it.

We will release further FAQs in relation to this in the coming weeks.

For anyone who couldn’t come on the night you can view the video of the event which has also been loaded to our Important Information page.


Thank you to all who have filled out our ‘Tell us how you are going’ Wellbeing Survey. Everyone who shares their experience of what life in Buller is like for them – from those who feel they weren’t badly affected by the floods to those whose lives have changed significantly, helps us understand what is happening in the community. That information feeds into future decision-making and strengthens discussions with central government over ongoing support.

So, if you can spare us a bit of your time, the whole community benefits in the long run. Thank you 😊


In the meantime, kia kaha and have a Happy Friday.

Tell us how you’re going survey

The ‘Tell us how you’re going’ survey aims to find out how the people of Buller are going to help ensure the right supports are in place.

Paper copies will be at the Community Hub in Westport or phone 0800 674 646 if talking is the best way for you.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and is open to everyone in the Buller District aged 15 years and over.

Attention Red/Yellow Stickered Homeowners

There’s still time to complete the Operation Outreach survey checking the progress of red and yellow stickered home owners in Buller.

For a copy of the survey email Shayne Barry at: or download the form below.

You can collect forms (or drop off completed ones) at the Community Hub.

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