At the height of Cyclone Gabrielle Takapau was impacted by the damage caused on our roading network. The key impacts experienced by Takapau were:
• A number of key roads on the network were damaged.
• Telecommunications were down for the first two days.
• Significant damage caused to land users, particularly in the farming and agricultural industry.
• Takapau School closed from afternoon of the 13th February until Monday 20th February.
• Some flooding of the village.
On Wednesday 5 April a Community Conversation was held with Takapau, Ashley Clinton and Ongaonga communities, approximately 12 residents attended.
Key issues discussed related to impact of Cyclone Gabrielle on roads, stormwater, flood protection systems, communication networks, and preparedness for future emergency events.
Key issues raised have been collated themes and actions in the table below.
The prioritisation of these actions will be done in partnership at a second round of Community Conversations to be held at Takapau Town Hall on Wednesday, August 30 from 6pm to 7.30pm.
To see our first cut of an action plan for Takapau see below or to see the full Recovery Plan, click here.
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