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Cyclone Recovery

We regularly update this page with the latest information. For all other cyclone related information, see the tiles below or contact our customer service team on 06 871 5000 or customer.service@hdc.govt.nz.

What you need to know

We will regularly update this page with the latest information. For all other cyclone related information, see the tiles below or contact our customer service team on 06 871 5000 or customer.service@hdc.govt.nz.

Latest news

Strong community interest in Havelock North dams and streams

Strong community interest in Havelock North dams and streams

More than 60 people attended a Hastings District Council update on the Havelock North dams and streams post-cyclone...

17 May 2024

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 Demolition of cyclone-damaged house brings closure for owners

Demolition of cyclone-damaged house brings closure for owners

The first demolition of a cyclone-damaged house in Hawke's Bay has got underway, a step forward for one Pakowhai co...

13 May 2024

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Clean up of destroyed bridges underway

Clean up of destroyed bridges underway

Over the past two weeks, damaged sections of Brookfields Bridge have been removed from the Tutaekuri River waterway...

7 May 2024

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Category 3 property voluntary buy-outs reach halfway mark

Category 3 property voluntary buy-outs reach halfway mark

A significant milestone has been reached with the Voluntary Buy-out process for Category 3 property owners, with ha...

19 April 2024

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Full swing for stormwater recovery works in Havelock North

Full swing for stormwater recovery works in Havelock North

Work on the Havelock North streams in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle is continuing, with drone surveys and removal o...

9 April 2024

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Joint Committee fully accepts Civil Defence Independent Review findings, commits to overhaul of Hawke’s Bay’s approach to civil defence

Joint Committee fully accepts Civil Defence Independent Review findings, commits to overhaul of Hawke’s Bay’s approach to civil defence

The Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group Joint Committee fully accepts all of the findings...

25 March 2024

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Feedback sought on rural subdivision plan change

Feedback sought on rural subdivision plan change

Public feedback is being called for on a proposal to change Hastings district’s subdivision rules for lifestyle p...

28 February 2024

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Category 3 Buy-out Policy decision

Category 3 Buy-out Policy decision

Category 3 homeowners eligible for a voluntary buy-out will not be charged a contribution toward the cost of demoli...

20 February 2024

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A day of remembrance

A day of remembrance

An incredibly moving commemoration in Hastings Civic Square today [February 14] marked a year since Cyclone Gabriel...

14 February 2024

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Cyclone Gabrielle – a year on we stand together

Cyclone Gabrielle – a year on we stand together

This week marks a year since Cyclone Gabrielle devastated our region – taking the lives of loved ones, homes, liv...

12 February 2024

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Additional Government funding for Silt Recovery Taskforce provides boost to Hawke’s Bay’s recovery

Additional Government funding for Silt Recovery Taskforce provides boost to Hawke’s Bay’s recovery

Today’s announcement by central Government of a further $40m in funding for the Silt Recovery Taskforce is fantas...

11 February 2024

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Councils to consider Cyclone Gabrielle buy-out policy change

Councils to consider Cyclone Gabrielle buy-out policy change

A change to the Cyclone Gabrielle Category 3 Buy-out Policy to fix an anomaly will be considered by Hastings Distri...

30 January 2024

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Hawke’s Bay’s communities invited to stand together for the first anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle

Hawke’s Bay’s communities invited to stand together for the first anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle

Wednesday, 14 February this year marks the first anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle.

29 January 2024

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Report: Options for 2C properties on Mangarau Stream

Report: Options for 2C properties on Mangarau Stream

A report outlining work that will allow the Havelock North properties categorised 2C following Cyclone Gabrielle to...

20 December 2023

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Post-cyclone roading repair and rebuild programme update

Post-cyclone roading repair and rebuild programme update

With hundreds of slips cleared and culverts cleaned, and the detailed design of replacement bridges and major culve...

19 December 2023

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Cyclone Gabrielle: Two Category 3 property buy-out offers accepted

Cyclone Gabrielle: Two Category 3 property buy-out offers accepted

By the end of this week the Cyclone Gabrielle Voluntary Buy-out Office will have conducted 100 meetings with eligib...

19 December 2023

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Funding support helps build community resilience

Funding support helps build community resilience

More than $2m received in external funding has been used to supply equipment for Civil Defence Centres, the purchas...

13 December 2023

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Mayoral relief fund supports those impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle

Mayoral relief fund supports those impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle

As of this month more than $1.6 million has been distributed from the Hastings Mayoral Relief Fund to people in the...

21 November 2023

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New strategy for Havelock North’s five dams and streams

New strategy for Havelock North’s five dams and streams

A major step towards unlocking $10 million of Government funding for flood mitigation in Havelock North was taken t...

20 November 2023

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Cyclone Gabrielle voluntary buy-out process well underway

Cyclone Gabrielle voluntary buy-out process well underway

All Cyclone Gabrielle Category 3 property owners in Hastings and Napier have been contacted by the Voluntary Buy-ou...

14 November 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Councils adopt Cyclone Gabrielle Category 3 Voluntary Buy-Out Policy

Hawke’s Bay Councils adopt Cyclone Gabrielle Category 3 Voluntary Buy-Out Policy

Hastings District Council and Napier City Council have today confirmed that both a Cyclone Gabrielle Category 3 Vol...

15 September 2023

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Council’s Long Term Plan amendment consultation starts tomorrow

Council’s Long Term Plan amendment consultation starts tomorrow

Consultation on Hastings District Council’s involvement in the voluntary purchasing of Category 3 residential pro...

17 August 2023

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Redclyffe Bridge to open for restricted use

Redclyffe Bridge to open for restricted use

Redclyffe Bridge at Waiohiki will reopen to traffic from 11am on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, with weight and speed res...

5 August 2023

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Hawke's Bay Councils finalise the terms of a cost-sharing agreement with the Government

Hawke's Bay Councils finalise the terms of a cost-sharing agreement with the Government

A decision on how some of the most urgent cyclone recovery costs for Hawke’s Bay will be shared between central a...

3 August 2023

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Cyclone Gabrielle: the cost of recovery

Cyclone Gabrielle: the cost of recovery

For those displaced from their homes and communities, we are deeply aware this has been five months of waiting – ...

27 July 2023

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Hastings mayor welcomes interim payment announcement

Hastings mayor welcomes interim payment announcement

Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst has welcomed the announcement today that the Government will provide an interim pa...

19 July 2023

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Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

Earlier today, Ministers Robertson and McAnulty announced a support package for growers, farmers and businesses aff...

29 June 2023

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Silt Recovery Taskforce making headway

Silt Recovery Taskforce making headway

The Silt Recovery Taskforce has supported hundreds of locals with cleaning up silt following Cyclone Gabrielle, shi...

22 June 2023

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Council to consult on extended rates remission period for cyclone-affected properties

Council to consult on extended rates remission period for cyclone-affected properties

Rates remissions for owners of red and yellow-stickered properties could be extended for up to two years under a pr...

16 June 2023

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Govt to support councils with buyout and better protection of cyclone and flood affected properties

Govt to support councils with buyout and better protection of cyclone and flood affected properties

The Government will enter into a funding arrangement with councils in cyclone and flood affected regions to support...

1 June 2023

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Land categorisations provide clarity for communities across Hawke’s Bay

Land categorisations provide clarity for communities across Hawke’s Bay

As leaders within Hawke’s Bay, we are pleased with today’s announcement of land categorisations which provides ...

1 June 2023

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Indicative land categorisations a significant step in building back safer, stronger and smarter

Indicative land categorisations a significant step in building back safer, stronger and smarter

Indicative land categorisations across Te-Matau-a-Māui Hawke’s Bay will be a significant step forward for enabli...

31 May 2023

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Red and yellow-stickered property owners to get support payment

Red and yellow-stickered property owners to get support payment

Owners of red and yellow stickered properties damaged by Cyclone Gabrielle in Hastings district will receive one-of...

17 May 2023

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Council seeks external funding to recover costs of cyclone

Council seeks external funding to recover costs of cyclone

In the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, Hastings District Council has spent a significant amount on rebuil...

11 May 2023

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Hastings bridge restoration and repairs making progress

Hastings bridge restoration and repairs making progress

Nearly three months on from Cyclone Gabrielle, work continues to progress on rebuilding the bridges, culverts and l...

5 May 2023

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Feedback sought on proposed rating valuation changes post-Cyclone Gabrielle

Feedback sought on proposed rating valuation changes post-Cyclone Gabrielle

Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) with support from Hastings District Council is consulting on p...

3 May 2023

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Hawke’s Bay mayors respond to announcement of categories

Hawke’s Bay mayors respond to announcement of categories

Today’s Government announcement of the categories under which cyclone-hit areas will be assessed for future use i...

1 May 2023

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Council urges rural communities to review winter preparedness plans post-cyclone

Council urges rural communities to review winter preparedness plans post-cyclone

With winter on the doorstep, Hastings District Council is urging rural communities to make reviewing their winter r...

13 April 2023

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Silt collection, storage, and removal the focus of regional taskforce

Silt collection, storage, and removal the focus of regional taskforce

A Silt Recovery Taskforce has been established to address the millions of cubic metres of silt that washed down Haw...

6 April 2023

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Pop-up cellar door at Hastings isite

Pop-up cellar door at Hastings isite

For the month of April, the Hastings isite and Visitor Information Centre will double as a pop-up cellar door for t...

29 March 2023

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Response to recovery – what does it mean?

Response to recovery – what does it mean?

This week Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty announced we are moving into a national transition peri...

14 March 2023

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Bulk storage tanks helping to fuel resilience for Kaweka and Tūtira ward communities

Bulk storage tanks helping to fuel resilience for Kaweka and Tūtira ward communities

Residents from communities in the Kaweka and Tūtira rural wards will have regular access to a fuel supply with the...

11 March 2023

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Flood damaged items collection in full swing

Flood damaged items collection in full swing

Crews collecting and disposing of flood damaged household items after Cyclone Gabrielle are working their way aroun...

10 March 2023

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Boil water reminder for Whirinaki/Esk

Boil water reminder for Whirinaki/Esk

Whirinaki residents may have noticed that their drinking water supply is returning intermittently. Hastings Distri...

2 March 2023

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Combined effort reaching out to rural communities

Combined effort reaching out to rural communities

While life has somewhat returned to normal for many parts of urban Hastings following Cyclone Gabrielle, it is stil...

2 March 2023

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Council to resume full kerbside recycling collection service

Council to resume full kerbside recycling collection service

Hasting District Council will resume kerbside recycling services from Monday, February 27.

25 February 2023

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HDC Cyclone Gabrielle flood-damaged waste update

HDC Cyclone Gabrielle flood-damaged waste update

Hastings District Council is now collecting its residents’ flood-damaged household goods for free

22 February 2023

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No landfill or transfer station access

No landfill or transfer station access

Please don’t take waste to the Henderson Rd or Redclyffe Transfer Stations, or the Ōmarunui Landfill.

18 February 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust re-activated

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust re-activated

Hawke’s Bay Mayors have today reactivated the regional Disaster Relief Trust, making it easy for people from anyw...

17 February 2023

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HDC rubbish and recycling update

HDC rubbish and recycling update

Cyclone Gabrielle has caused major damage to our waste and recycling facilities. Ōmarunui Landfill has been closed...

17 February 2023

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Where we're at with water

Where we're at with water

The Hastings drinking water supply is operational and continues to supply safe drinking water to Hastings, Flaxmere...

15 February 2023

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