At 10pm on Tuesday 10 January 2022 a state of local emergency was declared in Tairāwhiti due to the impact of ex-tropical Cyclone Hale. The state of emergency was lifted 8.45am on Friday 20 January.
Mayoral Relief Fund
The Tairāwhiti Mayoral Relief Fund is open for applications for assistance if you were affected by ex-tropical Cyclone Hale weather event in January.
Support that can be provided
As the financial amount available is limited, priority for support will be given to:
- Provision of essentials for daily life, transport needs and household contents.
- Rebuild/recovery costs of building damaged by water or storm damage.
- Essential items not covered by insurance or other funds.
The process for funding assistance
The fund is only available to those affected by the severe weather in January this year.
There are a number of agencies with funding available to assist those affected and we ask that you investigate all other available sources before applying to this fund.
We may refer your application to another agency where it better meets their funding criteria in the first instance.
Applications will be considered by an advisory group, who will then make a recommendation to the mayor for approval and allocation.
Apply for Tairāwhiti Mayoral Relief Fund Assistance
Complete the online form below.
Or you can print the form and send it to us.