Palmy responds to Hawke’s Bay recovery

Published on 24 February 2023

White text on orange background: Cyclone Gabrielle.

The devastating impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle will be felt for months to come.

Palmerston North City Council has had staff working with a number of the emergency operation centres set up by councils in Hawke's Bay following the cyclone, and in particular we are supporting our fellow city council, Napier City.

PNCC has set up a bank account and is encouraging our businesses and wider community to make donations that will assist our neighbours in need.

Palmerston North Mayor, Grant Smith, says Napier has specifically said that monetary donations are the best way to help at the moment.

“We know not everyone is in a position to donate money, but we are encouraging those who can to help,” he says. “The response to Cyclone Gabrielle will carry on for months and it is possible that our community will be able to assist in other ways in the future. Bur right now, donations are the best way to help.”

Palmerston North City Council will continue to assist the wider Hawke’s Bay response, supporting councils with expert staff to provide relief and plug gaps in their organisations.

Donations can be made to the Palmy/Napier Response Fund bank account: 03-0726-0330770-01.

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