Cyclone Gabrielle: After the Flood
About this special report
Farmers Weekly takes a look at all the devastation Cyclone Gabrielle wrought on rural and farming communities in flood-impacted regions. As well as the ongoing efforts to mitigate the clean-up and support for the worst-hit communities.
Federated Farmers board member briefs region on cyclone aftermath.
May 13 marked the first time since February that Wairoa could connect with Putorino – exactly three months since the communities had been cut off.
Score or more will be getting out the No 8 to repair flooded boundaries in Hawke’s Bay.
Almost a billion dollars in package to fund work from treating traumatised children to repairing infrastructure.
Section between Wairoa and Napier in use again from Sunday.
Cyclone Gabrielle is understood to have affected approximately 35% of local crop production value.
Many in east coast ‘feeling abandoned’ as they wait for news about infrastructure repairs and long-term support.
Event to celebrate Hawke’s Bay farmers and growers still on Te Radar, however.
Damage estimates come as prime minister rules out a levy to help pay for the rebuild.
An open letter to the government warns of effects on harvests for years to come if uncertainty is not addressed.
Survey to paint up-to-date picture of impacts ‘on our land, businesses and people’.
Clip of stranded cows swimming to farmer’s voice in Gabrielle aftermath went viral.
Further $23m made available to support those hit by cyclone, floods.
News cycles move on but cyclone-hit properties are looking at years of work ahead.
Early estimates are that it will be NZ’s costliest non-earthquake disaster to date.
Tractor, crate and trucks enlisted to help farm stuck with 500 animals and no suitable bridge.
FMG has bolstered resources across claims and assessing teams and is working at ways to streamline process to get more claims paid.
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