Project Waireka applications


2016-04-14T13:03:00 Pacific/Auckland

This media release is put out on behalf of the Project Waireka Implementation Team


The Project Waireka Implementation Team has started collecting household participation data as part of the planning for the installation of water filtration units in Raetihi homes affected by the September 2013 diesel spill.

The Implementation Team has been going door-to-door to find out exactly who wants to take part and getting those that do to complete a form that will assist with scoping the project and identifying any potential issues.

The form includes a declaration that confirms that they understand that all on-going future filter maintenance and other costs are the household’s responsibility.

People living in rented accommodation who want to take part also need to obtain a signed declaration from their landlord confirm that they are happy for filter to be installed in their property.

Implementation Team chairperson Missy Biddle said that this first stage of the project has been going really well and she wanted to thank everyone for their participation and support of the project.

“We have had a team of eight people going door-to-door around Raetihi since last Friday,” she said.

“Households wanting to take part need to get their completed information and declaration form to us by next Friday (22 April 16).”

“Anyone wanting a form can get one from the Raetihi council office or from their website or alternatively they can call me on 022 132 6960 and the team will come out to them.”

“People who don’t want a visit from the Implementation Team can drop their completed form back into council’s Raetihi office or post it to; Project Waireka, Freepost 492, Ruapehu District Council, Private Bag 1001, Taumarunui 3946.”

Ms. Biddle said it was important that households wanting to take part complete the required form by Friday 22 April to allow the Implementation Team to prepare the information for the next Governance Team meeting on Wednesday 27 April.

“At this meeting we need to know the total number of households that want to take part and along with other details so we can organise contractual arrangements with suppliers.”

“Anyone with any queries can call or text me directly on 022 132 6960,” she said.

For household form and other info see:

Missy Biddle
Project Waireka Implementation Team

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