Buller District Council

Latest news

Community Meeting

21st July, 2021
Date: Wednesday 21 July Location: NBS Theatre Time: 6-7pm Buller Mayor Jamie Cleine and Civil Defence Controller Sean Judd will be hosting a community meeting this evening to provide an update on the response to the flood. The forum will be at the NBS Theatre from 6-7pm. Civil Defence also aims to livestream the session […] Read more »

Let’s clean up our town

21st July, 2021
Let’s clean up our town Buller District Council, WestReef Services, Smart Environmental Ltd, and the New Zealand Defence Force team 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 be […] Read more »

What yellow and red means for your home

20th July, 2021
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. “This is why we have allowed […] Read more »

Donations to official Buller flood support open now

20th July, 2021
The official Buller Mayoral Relief Fund is now open for the public to donate to support communities impacted by the recent flooding. Buller District Mayor Jamie Cleine says “The people of Buller are faced with a massive clean-up and recovery from this event and we will ensure these funds are used to benefit Buller communities impacted by […] Read more »

Want a hand?

20th July, 2021
If you need help with lifting carpets or need black rubbish bags for perishables (food, scraps), ring 789 7999 with your name and address, say what help you need, and we’ll get our volunteers around to give you a hand! Read more »

Community Hub established

19th July, 2021
Media Release 19 July 2021 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. Various […] Read more »

Buller Bridge now open

17th July, 2021
Media Release 7 Severe weather event Buller District 17 July 2021   The State Highway 67 Buller Bridge and State Highway 6 along the Coast Road are now open. We still advise those in Westport to SHELTER IN PLACE and call 111 if they require emergency assistance. People should only travel if absolutely essential. Please […] Read more »

Westport residents advised to shelter in place

17th July, 2021
Media Release 6 Severe weather event Buller District 17 July 2021 Westport residents advised to shelter in place River levels are continuing to rise slowly and Westport residents who have not yet been evacuated will have just received a mobile electronic alert to shelter in place. The Buller town of Westport remains isolated after the […] Read more »

Rivers, flooding and ongoing rain continue to provide challenges in Westport

17th July, 2021
Media Release 5 Severe weather event Buller District 17 July 2021 19:00 hours Rivers, flooding and ongoing rain continue to provide challenges in Westport Extremely high and fast water levels have isolated the Buller town of Westport after the Buller and Orowaiti River bridges were closed today. Emergency Management’s key message for Westport residents evacuated […] Read more »

Buller residents and visitors asked to stay put

17th July, 2021
Media Release 4 Severe weather event Buller District 17 July 2021 09:53 hours The Buller River is at 12-metres high with more rainfall from the ranges to come, the local emergency status remains in place. Civil Defence is conscious of peoples’ desire to return home. However, until it is clear that the river level and flood […] Read more »
« Newer Posts   Older Posts »
 

Live Cam