Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Cyclone Gabrielle: After the Flood

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.
Isolation, mental exhaustion setting in on east coast

Isolation, mental exhaustion setting in on east coast

Federated Farmers board member briefs region on cyclone aftermath.
waikare bridge 3

Tears and relief as re-opened SH 2 is blessed

May 13 marked the first time since February that Wairoa could connect with Putorino – exactly three months since the communities had been cut off.
Fencing army descends on cyclone-hit farms

Fencing army descends on cyclone-hit farms

Score or more will be getting out the No 8 to repair flooded boundaries in Hawke’s Bay.
Hawke’s Bay welcomes recovery funding package

Hawke’s Bay welcomes recovery funding package

Almost a billion dollars in package to fund work from treating traumatised children to repairing infrastructure.
Waikare Gorge 2 wairoa 8 May 3

SH 2 to reopen after work on 100 cyclone sites

Section between Wairoa and Napier in use again from Sunday.
vineyard flooding Hawkes Bay 1

Hawke’s Bay hort ‘needs $960m from govt’

Cyclone Gabrielle is understood to have affected approximately 35% of local crop production value.
Cyclone-hit farmers desperate for certainty

Cyclone-hit farmers desperate for certainty

Many in east coast ‘feeling abandoned’ as they wait for news about infrastructure repairs and long-term support.
Napier Port Primary Sector awards postponed due to cyclone damage

Napier Port Primary Sector awards postponed due to cyclone damage

Event to celebrate Hawke’s Bay farmers and growers still on Te Radar, however.
Primary industries bear brunt of cyclone, Treasury says

Primary industries bear brunt of cyclone, Treasury says

Damage estimates come as prime minister rules out a levy to help pay for the rebuild.
Growers plead for swifter cyclone action

Growers plead for swifter cyclone action

An open letter to the government warns of effects on harvests for years to come if uncertainty is not addressed.
forklift after storm

Hawke’s Bay gathers info on post-cyclone needs

Survey to paint up-to-date picture of impacts ‘on our land, businesses and people’.
Cow call rescue video still haunts farmer

Cow call rescue video still haunts farmer

Clip of stranded cows swimming to farmer’s voice in Gabrielle aftermath went viral.
waikato gabrielle

Govt bumps up Gabrielle relief again

Further $23m made available to support those hit by cyclone, floods.
Recovery ‘marathon’ lies ahead for farms

Recovery ‘marathon’ lies ahead for farms

News cycles move on but cyclone-hit properties are looking at years of work ahead.
Gabrielle on course to smash damage records

Gabrielle on course to smash damage records

Early estimates are that it will be NZ’s costliest non-earthquake disaster to date.
Pātoka farmers get creative moving cattle across river

Pātoka farmers get creative moving cattle across river

Tractor, crate and trucks enlisted to help farm stuck with 500 animals and no suitable bridge.
WAIROA HB civil defence

FMG cyclone payouts top $23m so far

FMG has bolstered resources across claims and assessing teams and is working at ways to streamline process to get more claims paid.
Deer community rally to help flood-hit farmers

Deer community rally to help flood-hit farmers

Online auction raises more than $100,000 for those affected by cyclone.