Cyclone brings out the aroha
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Cyclone brings out the aroha

There’s nothing like hard times to bring out the best in a community – Kiwis are rallying in support of those stricken by Cyclone Gabrielle, which left a trail of destruction in its wake after smashing into the North Island in mid February.

Months of disruption are expected in the areas hardest hit, which include Northland, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and the west coast of Auckland. Roads are closed, businesses shuttered and events cancelled.

Extraordinary tales of rescue, resilience and communities helping themselves and others have come from the disaster. Fundraising events include concerts such as Ōtautahi 4 Aotearoa, held in Christchurch and featuring a stellar lineup including Neil Finn, Lorde and L.A.B. Update: Tickets are sold out.

Fundraising continues and donations can be made here:

Please check for updates before travelling in the North Island. Further information is available here:


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