Cyclone Gabrielle Support

This section of the website provides information about the support available to those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in the Tararua District.

If you would like some help with this or further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team:

06 374 4080 (North) or 06 376 0110 (South)

Support for all

Support for Individuals

Farmers and Growers


Community Groups

Other support

Where to start ? A quick  guide for employers following Cyclone Gabrielle
Many businesses are now starting to regroup and pick up the pieces. It can be hard to know where to start. Robyn Young Consultants put some key points together that are concise and helpful.

If you would like anything clarified, you are welcome to reach out to the RYHR team via email or phone (at no cost).  We are more than happy to support.

More info: Where to start: a quick guide for employers following Cyclone Gabrielle — Robyn Young Phone: 06 213 7676  

Tax  Relief
Tax relief may be available if you or your company or trust has been affected by the cyclone.  More information can be found here at: Tax relief for emergency events (

Welfare support is available
If you have been affected by the cyclone and need support, please contact us on 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110 and let us know how we can help. If your query is urgent and occurs outside business hours. Please get in touch by calling. Our customer services teams will be available 24/7.

06 374 4080 (North) or 06 376 0110 (South)

Boost your wellbeing
It's normal to have ups and downs or feel knocked off balance sometimes. But it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Free (early-intervention) support is available to help you get back on track.
Home | Find wellbeing support | Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ

Mental Health Support
1737 is New Zealand’s national mental health & addictions helpline number. Free call or text 1737 any time to talk with a trained counsellor. It’s completely free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Rural Support Trust is also available on 0800 787 254.

Temporary Accommodation Services (TAS)
TAS supports affected households to find temporary accommodation while their home is being repaired, rebuilt or they are unable to return to access their home. The application form for this service can be found at: Temporary Accommodation Service » Temporary Accommodation (

New Zealand Claims Resolution Service
The New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) will provide free expert support to homeowners with insurance claims after natural disasters. If you are having difficulty resolving your insurance or EQC claim following a natural disaster, the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service may be able to help, go to:

Tenancy information
If you are the tenant or landlord of a rental property, you can find information on your rights and obligations at or by phoning 0800 TENANCY (0800 836 262)

A crisis can be a difficult time to be on a committee or board of a charity. You can find a few tips in Governance in a crisis adapted from JB Were’s guidance at: Governance-in-a-crisis-for-small-charities-.pdf

If your charity was affected by the cyclone or flooding and you need an extension or support with filing your annual return, please get in touch with

Further details can be found on the Charities Service Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai website at: