Supporting Pukekohe communities through storm recovery outreach

Last Updated : 15 Feb 2024
Pukekohe Door Knocking

Last week, Storm Recovery Navigators and Franklin Local Board member Logan Soole went door knocking across the Pukekohe community to speak to flood-affected residents and provide information about the navigator service.

Door-knocking is part of the navigator service’s ongoing commitment to reaching as many flood-impacted people not already engaged with the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office as possible.

Logan (pictured second from right) is playing a key role in the Franklin community’s recovery. Commenting on his outreach alongside navigators, he says:

“My view is that door-knocking is the best way to engage with the people we’re trying to reach. We should never underestimate the importance of kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) engagement with our communities. It was fantastic to have a great team on the ground across Pukekohe speaking to impacted whānau.”

“It has been a stressful year for flood impacted people so it was awesome to be able to join the team to check in with our flood-affected community. I am looking forward to the navigators’ ongoing mahi on the ground!”

The team on the day included navigators from Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust, Huakina Development Trust, Affirming Works, Southseas, and I AM Māngere.

Storm Recovery Navigation Service Manager, Manu Joyce, says:

“One of the real benefits of having our partner navigators in full swing is the trust their organisations have among local communities. Because of this, impacted individuals and whānau often feel at ease. Our awesome team of navigators will be continuing this engagement right across affected communities, especially in our priority communities (Māngere, Mount Roskill/Wesley, and Henderson, Ranui and Swanson) and across South, North, Central and West Auckland.”
The team enjoying some much-deserved watermelon ice cream after their hard mahi

The team enjoying some much-deserved watermelon ice cream after their hard mahi

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