United in Recovery
The Whanganui Emergency Operations Centre formally closed on 14 May, 2020, after managing coordinating the regional response to Alert Levels 3 and 4.   Updated 24 August 2020 Following Alert Levels 3 and 4, an Integrated Recovery Team was established, based on relationships which were strengthened during the emergency response.  Whanganui District Health Board is working closely with Whanganui District Council, Whanganui Civil Defence, Ruapehu District Council and Rangitikei District Council and a wide range of organisations and agencies such as Whanganui & Partners, the Whanganui Health Network and the Ministry of Social Development.    The current focus of the team is to collect and evaluate information gathered from and by people and organisations throughout our region, while also addressing immediate needs and opportunities. Region-wide recovery effort Rangitikei District, Whanganui District and Ruapehu District have a number of 'shovel ready' projects and economic and social initiatives to support their communities - find out what your district is doing at the links below.           One of the Recovery Managers - Leighton Toy - holds a briefing with the Integrated Recovery Office.   
Survey results - community and businesses

Results from more than 1000 businesses and organisations about the impact of Alert Levels 3 and 4. 

Covid-19 Short-Medium Term Recovery Action Plan

The Covid-19 short-medium term Action Recovery Plan identifies how to improve the way services are delivered to impact community well-being. 

Community engagement follows pandemic response

2 July 2020    Following the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Integrated Recovery Team (IRT) - a collective team of organisations working on recovery - is asking the community what projects…

Reflections on lockdown, resilience and beyond

29 June 2020   Two WDHB staff with backgrounds in mental health - Olive Redfern and Ron Kinsey – talk about their expertise in resilience, coping mechanisms and change following the response…

New regional website will monitor recovery from impacts of COVID-19

A new website, Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Indicators (MWRI), has been created to reflect the region’s councils’ collaboration and initiatives underway to help with recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

Public feedback welcomed by post-COVID recovery team

Members of Whanganui’s Integrated Recovery Team (IRT) were at the riverside market on Saturday getting feedback from the public on the impacts of COVID-19 and the lessons learned from the response to the virus.

Work and Income working for community from home

Ministry of Social Development is working in partnership, through the Integrated Recovery Team, on social and economic recovery for the Whanganui region. 

Recovery media release #4 Welfare and support directory available post COVID-19

To help support the community post COVID-19, a directory of support organisations and resources is available. 

Recovery media release #3 International expert joins recovery team

The Integrated Recovery Team, based in Whanganui, is benefiting from the expertise of international recovery and infrastructure development expert Paul Bayly. 

Recovery media release #2 Community feedback assists recovery planning

Post-COVID-19, the Integrated Recovery Team has created a survey for the communities of Whanganui, Rangitikei and South Ruapehu. 


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