Buller District Council

Media Releases

Assessment and Clean up begins

21st February, 2018
8am, 21 February 2018 Assessment and Clean up begins The night has now passed and residents are waking up to possible damage caused by Ex Cyclone Gita.   The worse was over prior to midnight and thankfully high tide came and went with no major issues.  Reefton and Karamea escaped most of the storm with the […] Read more »

Current State Highway Closures for the West Coast

21st February, 2018
  NZTA wishes to advise the following The current State Highway is  still closed and will be reassessed at 12pm: SH73 Jacksons to Kumara Junction These State Highways are now open: SH6 Hokitika to Fox SH6 Fox Glacier to Haast SH6 Westport to Rapahoe Inangahua Junction – Westport Haast to Makarora   to get updates […] Read more »

Latest road closures for Buller District

20th February, 2018
The following local roads have been closed as a  safety precaution:  Cnr Schadick and Airport  -to discourage vehicle access onto the Western tip head Eastern tiphead road at the gate– the gates are closed and locked to stop vehicle access onto the tip head Les Warren Park entrance–  to discourage vehicle access into a potential inundation […] Read more »

Latest update on cyclone Gita

19th February, 2018
  4pm 19 February 2018 Severe Weather Alert – Cyclone Gita Cyclone Gita remains over the Tasman Sea and is forecast to affect the West Coast and Central New Zealand over Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Residents and tourists should be aware of the potential for severe gale-force winds, road closures, power outages, dangerous […] Read more »

Severe Weather Alert – Cyclone Gita

19th February, 2018
  Media Release 19 February 2018 Severe Weather Alert – Cyclone Gita Cyclone Gita is currently located over the North Tasman Sea and is forecast to affect the West Coast over Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a significant storm and is likely to cause road closures and power outages within the region. Residents […] Read more »

Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding

16th February, 2018
  Hon Jenny Salesa Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development MP for Manukau East 16 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding West Coast residents hit by flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi can now access help finding temporary accommodation with the Government activating the Temporary Accommodation Service, Associate […] Read more »

Media Release- Westport Water Supply Moves Forward

16th February, 2018
Council has accepted recommendations to proceed with the due diligence phase of the Westport water project. This a major step forward in resolving the primary raw water supply which has been out of service since the No.1 Tunnel collapse in December 2016. After completing a rigorous “Price Quality Method” tender process, Council’s bid evaluation team […] Read more »

Buller District appoints Recovery Manager

5th February, 2018
Now that we have terminated the state of emergency we are in the recovery phase.  This requires Council to employ a specialist recovery manager to lead the recovery process which is expected to last anywhere between 1 – 3 months. We have appointed Paul Clarkson, the current BDC Compliance Manager into this role, and will […] Read more »

Roading update for Buller District

2nd February, 2018
Residents are advised of the following: Closed roads SH6 Coast section will be closed overnight between 9pm and 6am for the next 4 nights. Daylight access available.   A manned checkpoint will be in place as it is down to one lane. Soldiers and Perseverence as per email KL and these are very low priority Waiuta […] Read more »

Important update for residents in recovery phase

2nd February, 2018
Although a state of emergency still remains in place, the emergency response effort has moved now to that of recovery.  We currently have teams out assessing damage and looking to reinstate anything they can.    Residents should not re-inhabit flooded homes until they have been checked for structural damage and until it has been confirmed that […] Read more »
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