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2023 Weather Events Update – 3 February 2023

2023 Weather Events Update – 3 February 2023

Dealing with Flood from MPI

Photo credit: MPI

Heavy rain and flooding across the upper North Island in January 2023 has caused significant disruption to famers, growers, and rural communities. Government is supporting clean-up, assessment, and recovery efforts.

A medium-scale adverse event was classified for:

  • Gisborne and Wairarapa regions following Cyclone Hale on 11 January 2023
  • Northland, Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty following record rainfall in late January on 2 February 2023.

Funding has been provided to coordinate clean-up efforts for the primary sector and rural communities in these regions.

Further support for upper North Island regions hit by significant weather – Government media release

Government support for flood-affected Gisborne Tairāwhiti farmers and growers – Government media release

Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers – Government media release

Find out more about the support available:

2023 Cyclone Hale flood recovery factsheet [PDF, 1.9 MB]

2023 Auckland flood recovery factsheet [PDF, 1.4 MB]

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