Latest update for storm affected residents

Latest update for storm affected residents

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has appointed Louise McLay as Recovery Manager to facilitate recovery efforts to assist people affected by the recent storm.

If you need help with welfare, accommodation or any other support you should contact the agencies listed below or you can phone Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management for advice or information on 0800 900 049.

You can also get advice and information from the Patea and Waverley LibraryPlus centres during normal hours.

POWER (POWERCO)
- Powerco is working to restore power to around 70 properties in Whanganui, Waverley, Patea and the Waitotara Valley that are still without power.

RUBBISH/DEBRIS
- Greenwaste can be mulched, composted or taken to the transfer station. Other debris can be disposed of through normal kerbside collection or at transfer stations.

WATER/WASTEWATER
- If you have any issues with your water supply or wastewater, please contact the Council on 0800 111 323.
- Farmers still needing delivery of stock or domestic water can contact DairyNZ on (06) 278 0090 or after hours on 021 831 944.

ENHANCED TASKFORCE GREEN WORKERS
If you want to be considered to be a worker on Enhanced Taskforce Green, you should contact Work and Income (contact details below) to register.

Contacts Details

EMERGENCY
Call 111 if life is at risk

FEDERATED FARMERS
Federated Farmers are collating reports of damage in rural areas. Call 0800 327 646.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – WORK AND INCOME
You don’t need to be on a benefit to get help from Work and Income. If you’re not sure what you may be eligible for visit www.workandincome.govt.nz or call 0800 559 009, or visit a service centre on week days.
Hawera – 15 Union St Hawera
Whanganui - Victoria Ave or St Hill Street Whanganui.

HOUSING NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION – TENANTS OR ACCOMMODATION
Phone: 0800 801 601

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND HOUSING – TENANCY ADVICE
Phone:  0800 83 62 62 between 8am and 5:30pm weekdays.

TAX SUPPORT – INLAND REVENUE
Inland Revenue will work with you to sort out any issues you may have as a result of the storm. Contact them by secure webmail at www.ird.govt.nz or phone the Inland Revenue Help Line 0800 473 566.

VICTIM SUPPORT
For emotional support, advocacy or information.
South Taranaki -  0800 84 28 46
Whanganui - 0800 82 28 46 or (06) 349 0647

FAMILY VIOLENCE INFORMATION LINE
The 0800 Family Violence Information Line provides information. It operates every day from 9am - 11pm. Call 0800 456 450.