Information about all our community and social recovery work.
Something missing? We're still building this page. If you have suggestions for sorts of information you'd like to see here please contact us.
Useful links and information:
- Council and the Library will be closed all day Thursday 19th October for staff training.
We're currently forming the Recovery Advisory Group to bring together all those who have a part to play in making the Recovery Plan a reality. We're currently looking for Community Representatives - find out more here
- There are several community led events planned to mark one year on from the November 14 2016 earthquakes. The events run all through November and there's something for everyone. Find out more here
- The Community Services and Recovery Team are now located n the 1st floor of the Civic Centre in the old Council Chambers. Open door 8.00am to 12.30pm Moday-Friday. Pop in, have a chat, get your questions answered or get help with insurance, social support and all things recovery
- Winter Warmers: Winter is here and we want to help keep your home warm and dry. The Winter Warmer programme is about helping residents get their houses warm, safe, secure and sanitised as soon as possible.
- Free Legal advice: Community Law Canterbury are in town fortnightly to provide free legal advice (about rebuild, insurance or any other matter you may need help with). Contact them on 0800EQLEGAL or 0275370159 to find out more.
- Mayoral Relief Fund financial help for those experiencing hardship as a result of the earthquake, who are (or were) a resident of our District on 14 November 2016.
- Services directory: A complete list and contact information for all the health, education & social services available to our District.
- Welcome Pack: New here? This booklet lists everything you need to know about local services, events, groups and community organisations.
- Temporary accommodation information from MBIE (Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment) for households affected by the earthquake who need support to find temporary accommodation.
R you ok Kaikoura? The Kaikoura Social Recovery Team is door knocking across the District to see if there is anything we can do for you.
They've put together a brochure that lists all sorts of helpful services and support in the District - share this with anyone who think might need it.
They’ve also got a 24/7 message service. If you’ve got a question, need some help or know someone who does, call them, leave a message and someone will check it and get back to you within 2 days.
Sports and Clubs a full list and contact info for all sports, leisure and hobby groups in the District. If we've missed something, let us know!
- Events in Kaikoura find out what's on in our District and to promote an event you're involved with!
- Free flu jabs for under 18's, pregnant women, anyone aged over 65 years, and those with a chronic health condition.
- Te Hā o Mātauranga - Learning in Kaikōura The “go to” place for Kaikōura residents who want to learn. A place that will promote opportunities, promote conversation around education and allow space for families individuals and agencies to achieve their goals.
- Connecting Communities Grants Funding available until May 2018 for local neighbourhood and community events that build relationships in our District.
- NCTIR News, and providing Complaints or Feedback NCTIR are doing everything they can to keep everyone up-to-date as the work on the road and rail continues find out how to keep up with their information, make a complaint or provide feedback
- Social Recovery Task Group focus on connecting and supporting all Community focused recovery work and services. They meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the Council Chambers from 3pm to 4.30pm - contact Susi for more information.
How does this fit with the Recovery Plan?
Recovery Plan Goal: Strengthen community resilience, safety and wellbeing; ensure everyone in the community has their essential needs met; and enhance quality of life for residents and visitors.
How we'll achieve it
Support health and wellbeing: Undertake a stocktake of community needs and services provided. Develop a Healthy Kaikōura partnership to coordinate and deliver programmes that support community wellbeing and connectedness. Monitor health and wellbeing outcomes and regularly review progress and actions.
Meet housing needs: Determine temporary accommodation needs and ensure adequate case management support is available. Provide guidance on repairing or rebuilding homes to be healthy, efficient and resilient. Identify actions to meet current and future housing needs including regulatory and non-regulatory methods.
Elderly care: Encourage the private sector to establish a retirement village and dementia care facilities.
Community activities: Support organisations working to enliven Kaikōura, strengthen community connections, wellbeing and build resilience for earthquake affected communities.
Community facilities: Develop a long-term community facilities plan to repair or replace key community facilities such as pools or playgrounds. Investigate a visitor levy or contribution to support tourism related facilities.