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Health and wellbeing support


Anxiety is very common during and after an emergency event such as a flooding, earthquakes and evacuation. This is a normal response to a very stressful situation. Talking to people and helping others can be both therapeutic and useful.

If you need support for yourself or for others:

  • talk to your family doctor, general practice nurse or Healthline on 0800 611 116
  • free-call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day
  • call Rural Support Trust on 0800 787 254 to talk to someone who understands the pressures of rural life.
  • in an emergency, call 111.

See tips on getting enough sleep during challenging times.

See advice for explaining to children what is going on – how to talk to them and listen to them.


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Contact your Council

Masterton District Council

161 Queen Street, Masterton
27 Lincoln Road, Masterton



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Phone: 06 370 6300

Email: recovery@mstn.govt.nz


Carterton District Council

28 Holloway Street, Carterton



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Phone: 06 379 4030

Email: recovery@cdc.govt.nz


South Wairarapa District Council

19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough



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Phone: 06 306 9611

Email: recovery@swdc.govt.nz



Recovery Manager,
PO Box 444, Masterton, 5840

This page brings together information and resources for individuals and communities across Wairarapa impacted by natural hazards.