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.   
Recovery media release #1 Whanganui’s Emergency Operations Centre closes

Whanganui’s Emergency Operations Centre, led by the Whanganui District Health Board and Te Ranga Tupua, has now closed, marking a formal transition to recovery for the region.


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