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Disaster and Emergency Resources

The best way to respond in a disaster is to take proactive action before it strikes. Planning and preparedness not only save lives but can also be the game-changer for you, your family and your seafood business. FirstMate has crafted a Business Continuity Plan and Family Preparedness Plan tailored to those who work in the seafood sector. Investing just 30 minutes to complete these templates does the heavy lifting in disaster preparation. Whether it's a cyclone, earthquake, storm, tsunami or a cyber threat, be ready for whatever comes your way.

Emergency advice

What to do after a flood

Civil Defence

What support is available & where can you get help

Regional support

Northland Region

Civil Defence

Welfare & Assistance

Civil Defence

Auckland Region

Support available

Auckland Emergency Management

Civil Defence

Centres & shelters

Auckland Emergency Management

Waikato Region

Civil Defence

Bay of Plenty

Civil Defence

Tairawhiti Region

Gisborne District Council

Flood recovery support (Relief fund, clean up support, animal welfare, financial support, support for farmers & growers)

Hawke's Bay

Civil Defence

Work & Income

Financial support

Ministry of Primary Industries

Advice, support & funding

Red Cross

Resources & response

Rural Support Trust

Support & Updates

To help people


Donations & Volunteering -
Radio NZ

Red Cross NZ Disaster fund

Money donations provide stretchers, hygiene kits, generators and bedding, as well as emotional support to those who are worst affected.

Mayoral Relief Funds

Mayoral Relief Funds have been set up for Auckland, Tairāwhiti, Thames-Coromandel, Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Wairarapa, Taranaki and Taupō regions - Civil Defence.

Iwi Fundraising

Some iwi in areas hit by the cyclone have created fundraisers to support their communities and bolster relief efforts - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - Māoria Language Commission


Volunteering Hawke's Bay

Volunteering Northland

Volunteering Bay of Plenty

Volunteering Auckland

Volunteering Waikato

Student Volunteer Army

Call 0800 ADRIFT for support any day between 7am and 10pm or email to access the support you need. We also have a growing library of free resources available for you to access on our website.