Cyclone recovery ongoing needs survey underway

Cyclone recovery ongoing needs survey underway

The Wairarapa Recovery Office (WRO) is running a survey on the ongoing impact of Cyclones Hale and Gabrielle for people, farming operations, businesses and communities in the Wairarapa. Information from the survey will be used to target resources and support at the...
Ministerial visit welcomed by Wairarapa mayors

Ministerial visit welcomed by Wairarapa mayors

A visit to Wairarapa by Minister Hon. Mark Patterson to discuss the day-to-day challenges experienced by rural communities was warmly welcomed by the three Wairarapa Mayors. As Minister for Rural Communities, Minister Patterson was eager to discuss Wairarapa’s...
Council votes to enter FOSAL buy-out

Council votes to enter FOSAL buy-out

Masterton District Council has voted to enter the Government’s Future of Severely Affected Land (FOSAL) voluntary buy-out programme for properties severely impacted by the North Island weather events in January and February.Under the FOSAL funding arrangement, the...
Mayoral Relief Funding reaching applicants fast

Mayoral Relief Funding reaching applicants fast

A total of $68,300 in grants from the Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund has now been allocated to seven applicants, with those in need urged to apply if they need financial help. Applications for Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Business Support Grants are...
Rapid building assessments following Cyclone Gabrielle

Rapid building assessments following Cyclone Gabrielle

Masterton District Council has carried out rapid building assessments in the Tinui area to determine whether buildings affected by Cyclone Gabrielle are safe to occupy. Tinui township and surrounding areas (including Castlepoint, Mataikona and Whakataki) have  been...
Council votes to enter FOSAL buy-out

Major boost for recovery response

Communities near and far have shown their generosity, with healthy support being offered to Wairarapa recovery efforts in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle. The recently established Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund has seen donations start to arrive, with a recent healthy...