West Coast News & Alerts


What yellow and red means for your home

Within the next day or two Westport properties in flood-affected areas will have been assessed by a building inspector. Buller District Mayor says “We realise this is an extremely difficult time for people of Westport and we understand that people want to see their homes and understand the damage.
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Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 3 – Monday 19 July 2021 – 8.00pm

Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 3 – Monday 19 July 2021 – 8.00pm
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Latest emergency information available in Westport

The latest emergency information is available at service stations, supermarkets and dairies, welfare centres, the NBS Theatre and Pulse Energy Centre. We will endeavour to keep this updated as new information comes in.

Community Hub established – for flooding concerns

Community Hub established. A one-stop shop for flooding concerns will open this afternoon from 1pm to give residents a place to register their needs and get information. The Buller Community Hub will be based at the NBS Theatre, Westport, from 9am to 4pm daily through to Sunday 25 July.

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Fire Emergency NZ

Need a hand cleaning up after the flooding?

Need a hand cleaning up after the flooding? We have teams in Westport ready to help. Just call (03) 789 7999, tell us who you are, where you are and what you need.
We’re here in force and keen to get stuck in to help wherever we can.
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Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 2 – Sunday 18 July 2021 – 8.00pm

Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 2 – Sunday 18 July 2021 – 8.00pm

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Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 1 – Sunday 18 July 11.30am

Health advice following West Coast Floods – Update 1 – Sunday 18 July 11.30am
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Civic Awards – Nominations are now open for the 2021 Civic Awards.

Do you know a long-standing volunteer in our community who deserves recognition for the work they do? If so, make a nomination today.

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COVID-19 vaccination programme roll-out expanding across the Coast

West Coast DHB will be expanding the roll-out of its COVID-19 vaccination programme across the Coast shortly.
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New Te Kīwai Fund: A partnership with Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu 

Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa is pleased to announce its partnership with Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu to provide a new $850,000 Government fund called Te Kīwai. The fund will provide direct financial support for tamariki and rangatahi Māori throughout the South Island who are experiencing financial hardship and missing out on physical activity opportunities.  
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