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Flood recovery work continues

17 Aug 2018

Flood recovery work continues

Flood Newsletter 9

Ten weeks on from the June floods, we continue to develop an action plan for recovery and will work through this with stakeholders in the coming weeks. 

Staff have been assisting the family from Mangatokerau who lost their home in the flood. The team have been working through the necessary site and consent requirements to install a portable home on a new site.  

Professor Conrad Pilditch from University of Waikato, Council staff and members of Te Aitanga a Hauiti and Project Ūawanui began an assessment of the Kaitawa Estuary earlier this week. Professor Pilditch will be providing an update on the findings and further recommendations. We're looking at working with the iwi, school and Ūawanui to create a monitoring programme over the next few months. 

Enhanced Taskforce Green crews continuing clean-up work in Te Karaka, Ngakaroa, Whatatutu, Whangara and Tolaga Bay. 16 properties have been completed to date. Farmers have all been amazed at the work ethic and progress of our two crews.  

4 roads still remain closed, including Tarndale where the road has completely dropped away at the 1.5km mark. See road conditions info

3 flood affected property owners have been in touch with us about rates remissions, rebates and assistance to help avoid penalties. Anyone needing assistance with rates that are due by Monday 20 August, email Peter Hakiwai or call 0800 653 800. 

Read Flood Recovery Update 9 – 17 August(external link)