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Cyclone Gabrielle - Rural Advice

Rural Communities Information Pack

An information pack is available for our rural communities and includes some useful information to assist with recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle.

A copy of the information pack is available to view here -  Rural Communities Information Pack.

General advice for rural businesses

  • Assess what’s needed
  • Make a plan
  • Break it down – small bites. One paddock or block or track at a time
  • Ask for help
  • Support is there for you
  • Connect with friends, family and neighbours.

Welfare support

  • For welfare support phone the Civil Defence team at Council on 06 857 8060.
  • Visit East Coast Rural Support Trust  or phone 0800 787 254 if you are feeling the pressure or if you’re worried about a neighbour, family member or friend. 
  • Farmstrong is a nationwide wellbeing programme for the rural community.

Financial Support

Financial support is available and advice from IRD.

Useful information


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