Hīkina Wairarapa

Wairarapa Recovery

Kia ora and welcome to the Hīkina Wairarapa – Wairarapa Recovery website. This site brings together information and resources for individuals and communities across Wairarapa impacted by natural hazards.

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Cyclone Gabrielle

Our last recovery response

Over the course of 12-13 February 2023, Wairarapa was struck by Cyclone Gabrielle, a tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage to regions across the North Island, with nine regional states of emergency declared.

Eastern and coastal communities in Wairarapa were hit, with some communities experiencing severe flooding and slips, damage to farm equipment, pastures and fencing, and stock losses. Several communities were cut off, and damage in our rural sector saw some families evacuating their homes.

 

On this site you will find:

  • Financial support
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • How to contact your council

Te Whai Āwhina

Getting Support

Find out what financial and wellbeing support is currently available if you were affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Financial Support

Find out about grants available from Civil Defence.

Health and Wellbeing Support

Anxiety is very common during an emergency event, see more about where to get support.

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Latest News

Council votes to enter FOSAL buy-out

Council votes to enter FOSAL buy-out

Masterton District Council has voted to enter the Government’s Future of Severely Affected Land (FOSAL) voluntary buy-out programme for properties severely impacted by the North Island weather events in January and February.Under the FOSAL funding arrangement, the...

Mayoral Relief Funding reaching applicants fast

Mayoral Relief Funding reaching applicants fast

A total of $68,300 in grants from the Wairarapa Mayoral Relief Fund has now been allocated to seven applicants, with those in need urged to apply if they need financial help. Applications for Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Business Support Grants are...

Rapid building assessments following Cyclone Gabrielle

Rapid building assessments following Cyclone Gabrielle

Masterton District Council has carried out rapid building assessments in the Tinui area to determine whether buildings affected by Cyclone Gabrielle are safe to occupy. Tinui township and surrounding areas (including Castlepoint, Mataikona and Whakataki) have  been...

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Contact your Council

Masterton District Council

161 Queen Street, Masterton
27 Lincoln Road, Masterton

 

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Phone: 06 370 6300

Email:

mdc@mstn.govt.nz

recovery@mstn.govt.nz

 

 

 

Masterton Library

54 Queen Street, Masterton

Carterton District Council

28 Holloway Street, Carterton

 

Visit Website

Phone: 06 379 4030

Email: info@cdc.govt.nz

 

Carterton Library

50 Holloway Street, Carterton

South Wairarapa District Council

19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough

 

Visit Website

Phone: 06 306 9611

Email: enquiries@swdc.govt.nz

Featherston Library

70 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston

Greytown Library

89 Main Street, Greytown

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Recovery Manager,
PO Box 9, Carterton, 5743

This page brings together information and resources for individuals and communities across Wairarapa impacted by natural hazards.