DONATE: Help Kiwis affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

DONATE: Help Kiwis affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

Whether it's volunteering to help clean up or donating money or goods, any help will go a long way to those in need.
17 February 2023 10:07AM


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Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis have been affected by the severe weather seen across New Zealand in the past week. Power cuts, floods, and slips have left some regions completely cut off from the rest of the country, needing air or water support to bring in emergency supplies.

For the lucky people who have been more fortunate to have not felt the worst of Cyclone Gabrielle, we have gathered a list of ways you can help if you are able to.

The Red Cross is on the ground dealing with immediate welfare needs and supporting people’s emotional, practical and social needs.


Federated Farmers are accepting direct bank donations to assist farmers in their recovery from this event.

Food or money can be donated to those affected in Auckland on the Auckland City Mission website here.

To volunteer to help in whatever way you can visit Volunteering Hawke’s BayVolunteering NorthlandVolunteering Bay of PlentyVolunteering Auckland or Volunteering Waikato depending on what region(s) you are able to assist in.

The Student Volunteer Army is also helping with cleanup and welcomes any extra help. Sign up to do what you can on their website here

Orange Skywho offers laundry and shower services, welcomes donations of toiletries (but not towels or blankets as they have no storage).  An Auckland-wide mobile delivery service is available on the information section of their website here.

Give-a-Little page has been set up to help the family of the young child killed in floodwaters in Napier.

Any donations or help is appreciated by those who have been most affected by the devastating weather sweeping across the country over the past week.