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Cyclone Relief

  • If you have been affected or are in contact with Puketeraki Whānau affected by either of the recent cyclones, please have a look below. We wanted to let you know what grants are available to help, and that our team here at the Rūnaka Office and haukāika are thinking of you in the wake of the extreme weather events that have occurred. We have also included pānui that collates the government agencies and entities' support and resource opportunities. 


    Puketeraki He Korowai Manaaki
    Is for members affected by recent North Island Cyclones. Please fill in one of our He Korowai Manaaki form and under category of assistance that you are applying for please write cyclone relief.

    TRONT Pūtea Manaaki Emergency Relief Fund
    The Pūtea Manaaki Emergency Relief Fund is to provide assistance to Ngāi Tahu whānui members registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu who have been directly affected by this weather event.
    Contact or 034657300 for assistance.

    Government agencies and entities’ support and resource opportunities. 
  1. Koha atu - Ways for whānau to donate to support whānau impacted

  2. Tautoko ā-pūtea - Current initiatives and funding to support whānau impacted

  3. He kōrero āwhina - Guidance and support



    1. Koha atu - ways for whānau to donate to support whānau impacted

    Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - Has collated links for whānau wishing to koha to whānau, marae, hapū, iwi and Māori impacted by the Cyclone Gabrielle. Currently, this includes koha for Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Poho o Rawiri Marae in Gisborne, Kurahikakawa ahikā, Tangoio Marae, Ngāti Kere Hapū, Hokianga, Māhia, Nūhaka, Wairoa, Te Karaka, Omahu,

    Te Tai Rawhiti and Porangahau. Click here for more info and/or to donate.


    2. Tautoko ā-pūtea - Initiatives and funding to support whānau impacted

    Civil Defence payments - Whānau based in Te Tai Tokerau, Tāmaki, Waikato, Hauraki, Matamata,Te Tairāwhiti, Takitimu, Manawatu, Wairarapa and Horowhenua may be able to get a Civil Defence Payment to get help to pay for food, bedding, clothing, or temporary accommodation. Click here for more info.


    Tāmaki Temporary Accommodation Service - for whānau in Tāmaki needing accommodation support, a Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) is available. At this stage TAS makes contact within five days, appreciating that this is a long time when whānau need a place now. TAS are working to shorten this to two days. Click here for more info.


    3. He kupu āwhina - Guidance and support

    Te Huarere - weather warning. The MetService New Zealand has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the east coast this afternoon (Thu, 23 Feb 2023) , and a heavy rain watch across the district until Saturday (26 Feb 2023) morning . Ngā manaakitanga ki ngā tini whanaunga ki ngā tini hoa ki roto o Te Tairāwhiti o Takitimu. Click here for more info.


    Hauora - With an increased risk of whānau getting gastro from contaminated water, please be safe around contaminated wai and discard contaminated kai. Covid 19 is still in some communities, kia tūpato e te whānau. The Healthline 0800 611 116 is available (if you have phone lines) for any health advice and support. The other avenue is to contact your local health provider.


    Caring for your taonga - photos and documents - For whānau who have taonga that have been damaged, there are some ways to restore and care for these. Click here for more info.


    For whānau with home insurance - E te whānau, lodge your claim as soon as possible. Remember to take notes and photos of all damage, of any damage you’re repairing (to make your whare safe and drive) to add to your insurance claim. Contact your insurer before carrying out non-essential repairs, and if you do need to throw out items, such as perished kai, take photos of these too. If needed, also talk with your insurer about temporary accommodation support.


    Support with home insurance claims - The New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) supports whānau with home insurance claims after natural disasters to avoid disputes, resolve issues and ensure claims are settled in a timely manner. Click here for more info.











Rūnaka General Meeting dates for 2023 

       1. 12 March 2023

       2. 7 May 2023

       3. 30 July 2023

      4. 1 October 2023

       Annual General Meeting to be held on 5 November 2023.

       (NB: dates can change so please check with the Runaka Office if unsure)

  • A safely navigating through Covid 19 preparedness booklet from Ngai Tahu is available, please click here

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