A new recovery assistance centre has opened in Kaiapoi this week and will provide advice, information and assistance to residents following the 4 September earthquake.
The recovery assistance centre will operate as a one-stop shop, where residents can access information from a variety of social agencies, including council and government services. The RAC team is available to help with concerns regarding financial assistance, accommodation, food/drinking water and general well-being.
“The people of Kaiapoi still have tough times ahead, but we are a resilient community and we will come through this together,” says Jim Palmer, CEO Waimakariri District Council. “Support will be available for as long as it takes and the council are committed to ensuring people in the area have access to all the services they need.”
“Waimakariri residents outside of Kaiapoi, Pines/Kairaki Beach were also affected by the earthquake and we would like to reassure them that support is also available to them through the Kaiapoi centre and the Government Helpline 0800 779 997.”
The recovery assistance centre is located at 24 Sewell Street, in the Kaiapoi Community Centre, and can be accessed Monday to Friday 9am - 4:30pm.
The welfare centre, which was located at the Kaiapoi Rugby Club, is now closed.