Tairāwhiti enjoys the support of the Minister
A $175,000 injection from Minister Kiri Allan into the mayor’s relief fund will help those affected by recent flooding.
Emergency Management Minister Allan today announced that the government will contribute to the Mayor’s Relief Fund to support the people and communities most affected by the recent storms in Tairāwhiti.
“This community has had to deal with a number of significant weather events over the past year, alongside COVID,” said Kiri Allan. “The last downpour has been very harsh for the region, with many evacuations and some isolated rural communities.
Mayor Rehette Stoltz says, “This funding will help us walk alongside our community in the great cleanup that awaits them.
“I would like to thank Minister Allan for this generous contribution. This will touch the lives of many people in our region.”
Mayors’ relief funds help communities bounce back from an emergency. Communities and local councils are best placed to understand where the immediate needs are and how to help whānau, community organizations and marae.
The funds are in addition to other support people may be eligible for through the Department of Social Development and the Department of Primary Industries.
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