Earthquake Bulletin No. 15

Te Puni Kōkiri had 10 staff on the ground over the weekend.

Published: Rāhina, 21 Poutūterangi, 2011 | Monday, 21 March 2011

Update from Ōtautahi

Te Puni Kōkiri had 10 staff on the ground over the weekend.

Ngā Hau e Whā Recovery Assistance Centre (RAC)

Approximately 60 enquiries processed in total (18, 19 & 20 March). Queries include: WINZ (22), Red Cross (12), HNZ (6), Victim support (2), Ngāi Tahu (2) and Christchurch CC (2). Approximately 11 sought counselling services.

A hui was held on Friday between TPK, TAC manager, marae manager and MSD General Manager. The role of the RAC was clarified and it was communicated that the RAC will remain open for at least the next 3-6 months.

Throughput at the RAC will be monitored over the next 48 to ascertain future TPK staffing requirements (external to Chch based staff).

TPK continue to link clients up with the most appropriate counselling service which improves outcomes for clients. TPK are increasing our engagement with visitors to also ensure they are receiving the relevant and enough support at the RAC.

A community barbeque was held at the marae on Saturday.

Māori Wardens

The Wardens attended the Canterbury Memorial Service on Friday. They continue their door-to-door activities.

Rehua Marae

Activities have slowed at the marae. TPK are no longer based in the wharekai and are now operating in a separate building at Rehua. Rehua Marae hosted a whanau day yesterday. A community event is also being planned at Rapaki marae in the near future – more details to come.

TPK Emergency Operation Centre response efforts yesterday:


TPK Action


TPK Follow up


Welfare planning

Making contact with key people

TPK seeking confirmation of key contacts to be included in email distribution lists and to attend various planning meetings

Follow up emails if required

Tribal Support Packages

Te Puni Kōkiri staff in Christchurch are still trying to gather all information on Tribal Support Packages in one place. If you are aware that your iwi have support packages in place, please could you email the details and the contact persons for this support to me, by return email?

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