Cyclone Relief and Support Options

We hope you and your families are all safe and well.

We are pleased to say our team are all OK, the power is back on in the office and we are open for business again.

Please note that some of our team are still dealing with flooding issues so may not yet be immediately contactable, for any urgent enquiries please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We’ve pulled together some cyclone relief and support options for affected businesses, we hope this is useful for you.


Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund

Applications are now open for the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund, There is a fact sheet with information and eligibility criteria. Grants of up to $1,000 per property or $2,000 per organisation for Hawke’s Bay rate payers are available.


Government Cyclone and Flood Recovery Grants

The Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce are standing up application systems for the Cyclone and Flood Recovery Grants, This is a $25M fund available in 7 affected regions to help eligible business with cashflow issues offering grants up to $40,000.


IRD – Tax relief for emergency events

IRD have outlined some relief options for affected business including possible discretionary write-offs. Checkout their webpage here.


Bank Support

Most banks are offering some form of support for affected individuals and businesses, we’ve gathered a list of some of them here for you. This is not an exhaustive list, there may be other support available.


Civil Defence Payment – Work and Income

Work and income have announce support for affected individuals, you can check the details here.

We will update this article with information as it comes to hand and send periodic update emails to clients with important information too. Information

Some helpful information from here.


Red Cross Flood Response

Red Cross have updated information on how they are supporting affected families and communities here.


MPI – Farmer and Grower Recovery Support

The government have allocated $25M towards supporting farmers and growers with their recovery, information, details and applications are available here.


Ways you can help

If you want to help with the recovery, there are a number of things you can do. Every bit is appreciated and some are in desperate need.

  • You can donate to Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust – Info here
  • Or Volunteer at Volunteering Hawke’s Bay – Info here
  • Many local charities are looking for help too, Facebook is a good way to connect with many of them.


We hope you all stay safe, and as always if you need any help please get in touch.



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