Napier City Council is aware of the specific issues facing our community as we slowly emerge from the pandemic. Our recovery plans will focus on the key issues for our city, and how we can complement government initiatives at the local level.
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Read about the support that is available from Council and other organisations as Napier recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of Napier's residents are employed in the retail, accommodation and food services, and transport sectors. All of these are directly impacted by the huge decline in the tourism market as a result of COVID-19, and by the trade restrictions Alert Level 3 & 4 lockdown. Further, much of Napier's economy relies on small-medium sized businesses that will be feeling the effects of continued costs with significantly reduced income. Reduced income and continued restrictions will place additional stress on Napier's households through Alert Level 2 and beyond.
Napier City Council is aware of these specific issues facing our community. The Napier City Response and Recovery Planning focuses on the key issues for our city, and how we can complement government initiatives at the local level.
We have released our Response to Recovery Plan for Napier. We encourage all businesses, households and individuals to Make a Plan to support their own recovery. We also encourage our community to Support Local businesses and communities, so together, we can recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Napier City Council will support these two initiatives through advocacy, partnerships and supplementary financial relief.
This diagram is a summary of Napier’s approach - Recovery Plan Approach
Underpinning the Napier City Recovery Plan will be a core focus on the economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of our local community. If you have any ideas or information to assist the development of the Recovery Plan, you can email us at email@example.com, or give us a call on 06 835 7579.
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More than $18,000 from Napier City Council’s Rapid Response Fund has been distributed to non-profit social service and community organisations which have stepped up to help with the city’s pandemic response.
18 May 2020
Do you have an idea that can be turned into a way to help businesses that have lost income because of the pandemic? Napier City Council has set up a $50,000 fund to help turn these ideas into reality. The fund is open for applications from today.
14 May 2020
Many of Napier City Council’s facilities will re-open at the commencement of Alert Level 2, on Thursday 14 May.
12 May 2020
Napier’s Council-owned, award-winning Kennedy Park Resort has begun construction of new bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities.
5 May 2020
Napier City Council has set up a $50,000 fund to help non-profit social service and community organisations supporting the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Napier. The fund, which opens for applications on Monday, 4 May, has been established by pooling together unallocated community funding and unused grants, for example, from cancelled events.
1 May 2020
Napier City Council has unanimously agreed to propose an average 4.8% rates increase.
30 April 2020
On Thursday 30 April, Napier City Council will hold an extraordinary meeting to consider options for setting next year’s rates.
22 April 2020
Napier City Council has unveiled its support initiatives for businesses and individuals as the city recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 April 2020
Informing Napier businesses of support mechanisms and ensuring they are ready to take charge is key to Napier City Council’s planning approach as it develops its economic recovery support programme.
8 April 2020
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