The Government has approved $5.4 million dollars for urgent maintenance and upgrade works for Kaitāia Airport, safeguarding the airport’s future.
The Government is helping businesses recover from Cyclone Gabrielle and attract more people back into their regions.
Nelson homeowners severely impacted by the extreme weather event of August 2022 will be able to access Government support, including a buyout deal for their damaged homes, subject to agreement from Nelson City Council.
A cost-sharing agreement between the Government and Auckland Council will see the Crown contribute $877 million towards Auckland’s recovery following the Anniversary Day floods and Cyclone Gabrielle, earlier this year.
The Government and Gisborne District Council have agreed to a cost sharing package to further support the Tairāwhiti region’s recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle.
The Government is welcoming region-wide support in Hawke’s Bay for the agreement on the costs of buying out Category 3 resident
The Government is providing a further $567 million to Waka Kotahi for immediate works on state highways in Tairāwhiti, Wairoa, Hawke’s Bay, Coromandel and Northland.
The Government is welcoming an agreement by Hawke’s Bay mayors and Regional Council chair to take to their councils a package including sharing the cost of buying out high-risk (Category 3) residential properties in the region.
Government and councils are continuing their discussions on how to share the cost of buying out high risk properties following the North Island weather events.
The Government is further supporting businesses, including growers and farmers affected by the North Island weather events earlier this year.
The Government is welcoming the Auckland Council’s initial engagement with property owners affected by extreme weather events earlier this year.
The Government will enter into a funding arrangement with councils in cyclone and flood affected regions to support them to offer a voluntary buyout for owners of Category 3 designated residential properties. It will also co-fund work needed to protect Category 2 designated properties.
The Government is setting aside $6 billion to build back better with greater resilience from the recent Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle, and protect New Zealanders from increasingly severe and unpredictable weather events.
The Budget 2023 Flood and Cyclone recovery package will boost resilience against future extreme weather events with an investment of $100 million in flood protection.
The Cyclone Recovery Minister has set out the next steps for property assessments in areas affected by the severe weather events earlier this year.
The Government has appointed an independent review panel to oversee decisions made under the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Act.
The Government is providing significant financial support to assist removal of cyclone-related sediment and debris in the Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti regions.
The Cyclone Recovery Minister has outlined the three categorisations of property in areas affected by the severe weather events earlier this year.
The Government is providing an additional $25 million to help more businesses in the clean-up from the damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle affected regions and get them back on their feet.
The full Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery Taskforce has met formally for the first time as work continues to help the regions recover and rebuild from Cyclone Gabrielle.
The Government via the Cyclone Taskforce is working with local government and insurance companies to build a picture of high-risk areas following Cyclone Gabrielle and January floods.
The Government is providing a further $25 million in grants to help more businesses in cyclone-affected regions with the clean up and get them back up and running.
The Government is introducing the Severe Weather Emergency Legislation Bill to ensure the recovery and rebuild from Cyclone Gabrielle is streamlined and efficient with unnecessary red tape removed.
The Government has announced $17.5 million to further support communities and community providers impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle, and the streamlining of application processes to support a faster and smarter response and recovery.