This page gives regular updates and where to find information on what support is available after Cyclone Gabrielle
The State of National Emergency that was declared due to Cyclone Gabrielle has ended.
A National Transition Period is in place covering the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Tairāwhiti and Hawke's Bay regions and the Tararua, Masterton, Carterton and South Waikato districts.
A national transition period enables a seamless transition from the emergency response phase to the recovery stage. It provides local Civil Defence teams with the powers they may need during the early stages of the recovery, such as clearing roads and disposing of dangerous materials. The national transition period also enables remedial works to be carried out, for example to restore access to cut-off properties or make temporary infrastructure repairs.
Eligibility criteria for costs that can be met by the Fund.
Conditions on participating in the Fund.
Guidance on seeking reimbursement from NEMA.
Temporary Accommodation Service has been activated following Cyclone Gabrielle, to support people in:
Te Tai Tokerau/ Northland Region
Tairāwhiti/ Gisborne Region
Te Moana a Toi/ Bay of Plenty Region
Te Matau-a-Māui/ Hawke’s Bay Region
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment also remains active in Tāmaki Makaurau/ Auckland. If you need help finding somewhere to live while your home is repaired or rebuilt, their coordinators can connect you to services and resources to help get you back on your feet.
Civil Defence Groups across the motu are encouraging those who can help to make monetary donations directly to relief funds. This is the most useful way to support affected communities and it means organisations can provide what is really needed to those affected.
If you would like to provide financial support to the communities affected by Cyclone Gabrielle, you can donate to mayoral relief funds.