The Ngati Awa Volunteer Army is now working with Whakatane District Council and other authorities on the Liveable Homes project as part of the recovery effort. Many homes now need interior stripping, fencing and other tasks which require a skilled tradesperson. See or call 07 306 0500 for more information.

NAVA is requesting help from builders and other qualified or experienced construction tradespeople to help with the Liveable Homes project. If that’s you, and you can contribute at least a full day any time from Monday 15 May onwards, please get in touch with Wini on 021 068 8195 or