Cyclone Gabrielle Updates
Check out our handy information leaflet about where and how to access welfare services(DOCX, 138KB) .
If you need welfare assistance during this time, such as food, fuel or medicine, please contact “Here to Help U”. Phone: 0800 568 273 or Heretohelpu.nz
Ministry of Social Development support: Call on 0800 559 009. Open 7am–6pm Monday to Friday, 8am-1pm Saturday.
If you have health questions, phone Healthline on 0800 611 116. Healthline is staffed by experienced registered nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are feeling frustrated or anxious or know someone who is struggling, there is help available:
- Free call or text 1737 anytime, 24 hours a day.
- You can also call Lifeline on 0800 543 354 or text HELP to 4357.
- Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Hinengaro Line for mental health support - 0508 111 555
Find out more about free wellbeing advice and support at https://allsorts.org.nz/ or take a look at All Sorts leaflet here(PDF, 223KB).
Up to date information on local roads and a summary of State Highways can be found on our Roads and Highway Conditions page.
For full details on State Highway closures, consult the Waka Kotahi website.