Recovery help is available

Published 11 Apr 2023

Parts of our district have had very little damage and some people may be unaware that there’s been a huge impact on others, particularly rural landowners.

We’ve heard that some kids in the district are struggling as a result of the cyclone’s impact. If you or your kids are struggling, there is help available – check our website at: Cyclone Gabrielle Support | Tararua District Council (

Our Rural workstream lead Jane Tylee says Rural Clean-up forms are available on the Tararua Federated Farmers Facebook page post on Tuesday 28 March.

“We know the farming community is very capable, used to fixing things and very rarely ask for help. But this was an extraordinary event, and we may well be able to provide some assistance.  All you need to do is fill in a form to let us know what you need and we’ll be in touch,” she says.