Mayoral relief fund for Cyclone Gabrielle

Published on 20 February 2023


Far North Kahika (Mayor) Moko Tepania has established a Mayoral relief fund to assist people affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Kahika Moko Tepania has been on the ground visiting affected communities, dropping off supplies and assessing damage with emergency services over the weekend. He says he is getting enquiries from people wanting to support those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in the Far North.

“I am establishing a Cyclone Gabrielle Mayoral Relief Fund to allow people to donate money which will be distributed by the council. There will be a cap on how much individuals can claim but we will exercise some discretion around this limit.”

The council has established Mayoral relief funds in response to other disasters and emergencies including the Waiharara Fire north of Kaitāia last year and a storm in 2020.

People wishing to donate to the fund can make payments online or at any ASB Bank branch by quoting account number 12 3244 0022509 04 with reference to ‘MRF’ and ‘Gabrielle’.  

Applications close on Friday 31 March 2023 and will be assessed by recovery management in consultation with the Mayor’s office. 

Last updated 30 June 2023