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Cyclone Recovery - Waipukurau

Key impacts

At the height of Cyclone Gabrielle, Waipukurau was significantly affected due to stormwater network issues.

Key impacts experienced by Waipukurau were:

• Stormwater networks overwhelmed causing flooding to properties.

• Local primary schools and pre-schools were closed from afternoon of the 13th February until Monday 20th February.

• Local businesses financially affected due to inability to trade.

• Significant damage caused to land users, particularly in the farming and agricultural industry.

• Telecommunications were down for the first 2 days and no other alternatives for connecting in with others.

Recovery Planning 

On Wednesday 12 April a community conversation was held with Waipukurau approximately 23 residents attended.

Key issues discussed related to impact of Cyclone Gabrielle on stormwater, economic impacts, flood management 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 CHB College on Tuesday August 29 from 6pm to 7.30pm.

To see our first cut of an action plan for Waipukurau see below or to see the full Recovery Plan, click here. 



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