Buller District Council

Media Release – Council services

24th March, 2020

Following recommendations from the Ministry of Health, all Council facilities will be closed from Wednesday afternoon. This includes the Reefton Service Centre, domain halls, Council campgrounds, playgrounds and public toilets

While all Council facilities will be closed, we would like to reassure the community that all essential services will continue. This includes curbside rubbish collection.

Council has a team on to answer your calls on our free phone number 0800 807 239 or send us an email to info@bdc.govt.nz. You can also lodge a service request online at www.bullerdc.govt.nz/request-for-service/.  You can also get up to date information from the Buller District Council Facebook page.

Mayor Jamie Cleine says Councillors and staff will continue to work to support our community through this time, “the health and wellbeing of our community is the priority and we will continue to follow the information from central government and the Ministry of Health.”

Essential businesses like pharmacies, supermarkets, waste removal, internet providers and service stations will stay open.

The factual sources of information are www.covid19.govt.nz and www.moh.govt.nz.

Financial relief and support from the government is available for affected businesses. Contact Development West Coast if you want help to put your application in, www.dwc.org.nz.

You are not alone we are in this together and we will get through. Reach out and stay safe.


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