Cyclone Recovery

 This page contains information on the long-term recovery effort following ex-cyclones Fehi and Gita in February 2018.

Short-term information - roading updates and notices are listed seaprately.

Recovery Grants Applications

Grants for businesses and households were made available following ex-cyclones Fehi and Gita.

Recovery Team

We have established a dedicated group of staff to oversee recovery. Please contact the team if you would like to be added to the email list for updates.

Recovery Manager Updates

These are produced from time to time as the recovery progresses.

Notes from Mapua Storm Recovery Public Meeting

Residents of Ruby Bay and Mapua were invited to a public meeting with Tasman District Council Recovery Manager Adrian Humphries and Mayor Richard Kempthorne to talk about the ongoing recovery from the damage caused by ex-Cyclone Fehi on 1 February 2018.

Download: Ruby Bay Briefing Note - 13 February (pdf, 157 KB)

Support and Assistance

Support Handouts

Information about different agencies and assistance: 

Rates Relief

The Council has a policy allowing it to consider rates remissions for properties severely affected by a natural disaster. If your home or other buildings have been rendered uninhabitable and you cannot continue to use your land as a result of natural disaster, you may be eligible.

Rural Support Trust – a free service

Anyone in a rural area who feels they need support can also contact the Rural Support Trust for a confidential chat on 0800 787 254. The service is free.

Financial Assistance – Call Work and Income

If you are facing financial hardship from additional costs or loss of income as a result of the event, give Work and Income a call on 0800 559 009. 
 
Everyone’s circumstances are different so the type of assistance available varies from case to case. If you are already receiving a benefit or superannuation then Work and Income might need to review what you’re currently receiving or check what else you might be entitled to. 
 
You may also be eligible for a billeting payment if you are looking after friends or family who can’t get home. You don’t have to be on a benefit to qualify for financial assistance, although most assistance is income and asset test. 
 
You can phone Work and Income on 0800 559 009 or if you’re receiving NZ Super, phone 0800 552 002.