West Coast News & Alerts


All services back in Buller Health Centre from 4pm today

From 4pm this afternoon all health services usually based in the Buller Health Centre will be relocated and up and running in the facility.
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State of Local Emergency extended in Buller

The state of local emergency in Buller has been extended for a further seven days until Friday 6 August 2021.
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Free flood waste drop-off at the Transfer Station extended to 1 August 2021

The council waste contractors and volunteers are leading the final sweep of flood damaged waste collection on Wednesday 28 July.
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Civil Defence to visit yellow stickered homes

Civil Defence will be visiting yellow stickered homes today and over this week to check and see how these residents are coping.
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Support available for rural communities

We wanted to remind you about the support available for rural communities, including farmers and lifestyle block owners. A Recovery Coordination team has been set up to collect and collate offers of assistance and match these to clean up and recovery needs of flood affected farms.

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Community Meeting Buller District Flooding Event

There will be another community meeting this Monday 26 July, 6pm, at NBS Theatre in Westport. Mayor Jamie Cleine and the team from Buller Emergency Management will be giving you the latest information.
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Waste Information

WASTE INFORMATION: UPDATED 11:48 AM 26/07/2021 – Flood-related waste disposal will continue to be free at the Westport transfer station Monday, Tuesday Wednesday.

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West Coast and Marlborough Floods

Saturday 24 Jul – last updated 10:29 am: Local states of emergency remain in place for Buller District and Marlborough District. West Coast Civil Defence Emergency Management is coordinating assistance to communities affected by the Buller flooding event.
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Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 6 – Friday 23 July 2021 – 6.00pm

Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 6 – Friday 23 July 2021 – 6.00pm

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More help for the clean up

The Buller District Council has made the Westport transfer station free of charge to dispose of flood damaged goods only until Saturday. This is to help residence from the flood-affected areas. In addition, Buller District Council contractors, supported by NZ Defence Force staff are operating a kerbside collection service to pick up household waste from flood damaged houses in Westport and Carter’s Beach.
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