Te Whai Āwhina

Getting Support

If you were affected by Cyclone Gabrielle, there are a number of ways to access financial and wellbeing support.

Mayoral Relief Fund

The Relief Fund is to support affected individuals, families, community organisations, businesses, and marae. Read more about the criteria and how to apply.

Business Recovery Grant

If your business has been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle, you may be able to get a grant from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Other Financial Support

There are other grants and payments available from Civil Defence and Central Government.

Health and Wellbeing Support

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

Te Āhua o Tō Āwhina

How You Can Help

Make a Donation

The three Wairarapa mayors have set up a relief fund in response to the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle. Funding is open to anyone across Wairarapa who has been impacted by Gabrielle.
If you would like to contribute directly to the fund, donations can be made to:

Masterton District Council Westpac Account
Reference ‘WAISTORM’

Masterton District Council is also accepting cash donations at its offices at 161 Queen Street.

See more information about other Mayoral Relief Funds across the North Island.

Whakapā atu ki tō kaunihera

Contact your Council

Masterton District Council

161 Queen Street, Masterton
27 Lincoln Road, Masterton


Visit Website

Phone: 06 370 6300

Email: mdc@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


Recovery Manager,
PO Box 9, Carterton, 5743

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