The NZ Government has activated its Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG), with up to $500,000 available to help hard-hit communities with the clean-up due to the damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.
The recent flooding has caused significant damage to farms, homes, roads, and bridges in many regions across the motu, particularly Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Kahungunu rohe.
The ETFG programme provides access to funds for local councils and other agencies to support relief efforts, such as providing unskilled and semi-skilled jobs for local people to help farmers, growers, and communities by completing clean-up work on their properties.
“Local communities and councils understand where the immediate needs are and how to help whānau, community organisations and marae, and this funding will assist them in these efforts,” Minister for Emergency Management, Kieran McAnulty said.
For more information, please contact your local MSD ETFG co-ordinator, or further information is available on the Work and Income website.