West Coast News & Alerts


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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Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 5 – Wednesday 21 July 2021 – 6.00pm

Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 5 – Wednesday 21 July 2021 – 6.00pm
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Let’s clean up our town!

Issued 21 July 2021, 15:30: Buller District Council, WestReef Services, SmartEnvironmental Ltd, and the New Zealand Defence Force are teaming up to give our community a helping hand. Council’s contractors, supported by NZDF staff will be out to pick up household waste from flood damaged houses in Westport and Carter’s Beach. The transfer station will also be accepting flood related household waste at no charge during this period.
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Mayoral Relief Fund Application Forms

The Mayoral Relief Fund provides financial support to residents who have been affected by the Flooding Event, by offering a one-off hardship grant. This grant was set up to provide short-term financial assistance for the purchase of food or essential personal items such as clothing to flood affected residence.

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Household affected by flooding on the West Coast?

If your household has been affected by flooding on the West Coast of the South Island, and you need support to find temporary accommodation, we can help. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has activated the Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) to assist displaced people find suitable temporary accommodation.

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Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 4 – Tuesday 20 July 2021 – 6.00pm

Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 4 – Tuesday 20 July 2021 – 6.00pm
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