February 3, 2023

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Let the clean up begin…

Living in the Greenlane area, some of my neighbours were hit badly as a result of the  intense rainfall – and some have since been Red Stickered.  

As a result of this event, I have met neighbours who I had not known before.  It has bought our community together, with everyone mucking in to help those in need.

Although this level of rain is not a regular event, it has become evident that Auckland’s Infrastructure is in a mess.   We just can not continue building new houses until our drainage has been sorted.  Greenlane is an example of infrastructure that is old and in need of major repairs.  From 190 Greenlane Road down to the intersection of Great South Road, along to Matai Road, up to Wheturangi and back to 190 Great South Road approximately 40 townhouses (a mixture of 4 and 3 bedroom) has been consented to be built (some already completed) over the last 12 months in amongst already existing homes.  All of which a linked into a poor drainage system, which resulted in flooding for some people living within this small area.  Don’t get me started on the parking!  

On a more positive note the Auckland City Council is providing a Relief Fund for those people experiencing hardship as a result of the floods.  The following are being provided:

  • Essential items such as food, clothing and bedding not already provided through other agencies
  • Accommodation costs not already provided through other agencies
  • Extra financial burden/costs due to the Auckland flooding and landslips and displacement
  • Family or personal crisis
  • Utilities, reconnection costs, and various property repairs

To apply for assistance please follow the link:


Applications are from the 31st January to 27 February 2023.

Stay safe and dry everyone.

With warm regards,

Debbie Debbie Gordon Barfoot and Thompson