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Source: Auckland Council

Deputy Mayor of Auckland, Desley Simpson and Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office Group Manager, Mat Tucker, visited Māngere this week to meet with local organisations and visit storm-impacted areas in Māngere.

The community, like other areas in Tāmaki Makaurau, was left devastated after extreme weather events earlier this year.

The Deputy Mayor and Mr Tucker were visiting to hear directly from the community and see what additional support they could provide, as well as update them on the work being done on future flood mitigation plans.

Ms Simpson said, “I went to Māngere to listen to the residents and community groups about the impact the major weather events of January and February have had, and continue to have, on their area, their community and their health.

“I want to thank them for telling me how things are going from their perspective, I know that reliving it was tough.

“Whilst we can’t control the weather we can learn from these events to ensure that people and communities are supported and there are robust plans in place. Areas across Auckland have been affected by the storms differently that is why it was also important for me to visit the area.”

From left: Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board deputy chair Harry Fatu Toleafoa and chair Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich, Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office Group Manager Mat Tucker and team members Caroline Tauevihi and Elenoa Mo’a Sili.