December 2011 Rain and Flood Event

This section provides information about the recovery efforts after the December 2011 rain and flooding events.

Reports and Presentations

PF Olsen Presentation Ligar Bay Harvesting Options

This presentation was given by PF Olsen at a 29 September public meeting.

Review of Forestry Management Options

This report reviews forest management options for a 137 ha area of mature radiata pine plantation forest located between Tata Beach and Ligar Bay, northeast of Takaka township in the Tasman District.

Debris Flow Hazard in Pohara and Ligar Bay - Report to Council

On 27 June 2013 Council staff presented a scoping report on the debris flow hazard and its implications to the Council, Council assets and private landowners to the full council meeting.

Debris Flow Hazard in the Pohara and Ligar Bay Area - GNS Report

The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd have completed their investigation and report on the debris flow hazard in the Pohara and Ligar Bay area.

Council staff are available to assist with any queries about the report’s contents and the debris flow hazard.

Pohara Catchment Issues and Options Report

This report was prepared by consultants MWH Limited.

Public Meetings

Minutes from public meetings are available below.

Future public meetings will be publicised in the Recovery newsletters and elsewhere.


Answers to frequently-asked questions about clean-up and recovery.

Send Recovery Feedback

Share your compliments or concerns using this form.

Recovery Newsletters

Download copies of the recovery newsletter in PDF format.

Contact the Recovery Team

The Tasman District Recovery Team is made up of staff from across the Council. The team’s job is to restore as quickly as possible the quality of life of those affected, so that they are able to continue functioning as part of the wider community. In the medium to long term the team's goal is to regenerate the community by addressing the social, economic, natural and built environment effects of the emergency.


Post: Tasman District Recovery Team, 189 Queen Street, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050

Phone: 03 543 8400

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