At the height of Cyclone Gabrielle the Takapau, Ashley Clinton, Ongaonga were impacted by the damage caused on our roading network. The key impacts experienced by Takapau, Ashley Clinton, Ongaonga 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 future community conversations to be arranged. From the key issues raised an immediate action that could be progressed is: clearing gutters and stormwater ditches in Takapau township.
To see our first cut of an action plan for Takapau, Ashley Clinton and Ongaonga click here. We will be back out to you in the next couple of months. Keep an eye out here for updates.
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