State of National Emergency

Cyclone Gabrielle Disaster Recovery Response February 2023

Where to get Help 

Civil Defence – National Emergency Management Agency
is responsible for
Co-ordinating the Flood Response 2023

EMERGENCY: Urgent Flooding issues and assistance phone 0800 400 100

    The New Zealand Government declared a State of National Emergency on the 14th February, to assist in the response to Cyclone Gabrielle.

    On the 27th February this was extended for a further seven days. The States of National Emergency covers Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Tairāwhiti, Bay of Plenty, and Hawke’s Bay regions, and the Tararua District.

    Civil Defence Website for more information, centres are open for those who need to evacuate and cannot stay with friends or whānau.


    Here are the links for the regional Civil Defence with local information and contact’s 

    All  local Civil Defence locations are listed here.  

      Resources Section

      If you need help – If your life is at risk, phone 111

      The Ministry for Pacific Peoples have set up a page in reponse to Cyclone Gabrielle

      Flood Relief Guide Centre for Social Impact have released food relief and resources guide here supported by Foundation North to help our Auckland and Northland communities access the funding they need to respond to the impact of the recent floods, or any flooding that may occur over the coming days.

      Cyclone GabrielleWhat support is availalble and where to get help – Fact Sheet

      Welfare Assistance You can contact the Ministry of Social Development on 0800 400 100 or website.

      Temporary Accommodation Assistancecall 0508 754 163 or website

      MBIE Building Performance information on flood events The Building Performance section of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has posted useful information on their website.

      If you’re an employer or employee affected by the recent extreme weather, information and guidance is available on the Employment New Zealand website, and from our colleagues at business.govt and Work and Income.  Find out more.

      As the situation continues to evolve, National Emergency Management Agency advises that people keep up to date with the latest travel advice by following Auckland Transport on Twitter and by checking the New Zealand Transport Agency website or travel planner here.


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