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The Cowles Stadium Welfare Centre was closed this afternoon (Friday 25 February).
A total of 170 people stayed at the centre last night. Sixty of those were relocated to Rangiora this afternoon. The remaining 110 were able to find accommodation independently.
The reason for the transfer to Rangiora was to protect the health and well-being of people staying there as the water and sewerage services were not considered reliable.
Cowles Stadium will still be available as an information centre during the day.