This page contains links to websites with essential information on Civil Defence, roads, and advice and support services available to businesses in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle. 

Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Civil Defence fact sheet: What support is available and where you can get help.Civil Defence updates.
Auckland Emergency Management.

Auckland Flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle Business Financial Support

Met Service warnings
Met Service warnings.

Waka Kotahi journey planner.

Waka Kotahi news updates.

Latest news
RNZ live.

23 February 2023: Advice for drivers of heavy vehicles in Coromandel region 

The Thames and Coromandel District Council advises that both the 309 and Tapu-Coroglen Roads are narrow, primarily unsealed, and have a number of very tight corners. Neither of these roads are suitable for overlength vehicles.  Long vehicles cannot navigate them comfortably because of the tight corners, and trucks have crashed or been stuck regularly in the past.

Read more here:

Ministry of Social Development hotline

MSD has set up a flood affected line: 0800 400 100. Please contact them for any welfare issues you have for you or your staff.

Online support applications for benefits can be found at MyMSD.

IRD gives tax advice to disaster-hit businesses

If you have been affected by the recent cyclones and adverse weather you might be worried about not being able to file or pay your taxes on time. IRD advises you do not need to call them right now.  Focus on the clean-up. When you are able to please contact myIR including the word “cyclone” the IRD disaster line 0800 473 566.

If you are impacted by these weather events, see what support is available for you:

Employment during and after disasters

During and after a disaster or emergency, employers and employees need to consider issues such as health and safety, emotional wellbeing and payment options.

MBIE has advice for businesses.

Financial advice for businesses

Simon Webster, Managing Director of Finance New Zealand Ltd, says in general, most bank and non-bank lenders active in the transport industry either have provided or are in the process of finalising programmes to support businesses impacted by recent weather events including the Auckland flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle.  This includes businesses that have been directly impacted by damage to their facilities, loss of assets to flood damage, or businesses that will be impacted by their client’s workflow changing or lack of roading access.

“Individual major trading bank programs are detailed on their websites.  I’d encourage businesses to contact their bank relationship manager, their non-bank lender, or their commercial finance broker, who will be able to assist.”

If you are having problems meeting your costs or financial obligations, don’t delay in speaking to your bank or financier.