Hurunui Recovery - Earthquake/ Drought
Earthquake Recovery FAQs
- Q. I am feeling stressed and overwhelmed, what should I do?
- Q. I am worried about my neighbours, what should I do?
- Q. Are there things I can do to boost positive community spirit in my local area?
- Q. I am worried about the impact of the earthquakes on my children, what can I do?
Financial support and economic recovery
- Q. Can I get rates remission because I can no longer live in my home?
- Q. Can I get financial support from the government?
- Q. I own a business and we have been affected by the earthquakes and the aftermath – what support can I get?
Community facilities and infrastructure
- Q. Our local hall is now closed – what is going to happen to it?
- Q. How can I find out about what is happening with our roads?
- Q. What do I do with my earthquake related waste and is the Council reimbursing residents for the costs for disposing of earthquake waste at refuse stations?
- Q. Are there boil water notices in place still?
- Q. Where can I find information about the science behind the earthquake?
- Q. How can I find out about the landslip dams caused by the quakes?
- Q. Can I still use the river down-stream of a landslip dam?
- Q. I have a septic tank which I suspect maybe damaged from the earthquakes. Will the Council assess this for me?
Buildings and land
- Q. How long do I have to have the placards on my building?
- Q. My home is has a red placard, but I want to get my belongings from there. What should I do?
- Q. What will I need a building consent for and what can I do without a consent?
- Q. Where can I find information about how to rebuild?
- Q. I live on rural land and want to undertake some remedial work – do I need a resource consent?
- Q. I am worried about winter coming and my home not being fixed or ready – what should I do?
- Q. If I need temporary accommodation where can I find it?
- Q. How do I identify and handle asbestos?
- Q. What health and safety requirements do I need to consider?