Published 07 March 2023
Extreme weather support was updated March 7
On this page you will find:
- Emergency contact details
- Support for disabled people
- Clean up help
- Well-being and mental health
- Printable resources
Emergency contact details
If you are in danger contact the emergency support and flood damage phone numbers and emails listed below
If you are registered due to hearing or speech difficulties, you can contact emergency services via the 111-text line
Register for the 111-text line service at police.govt.nz/111-txt
If you need help but are not in immediate danger contact details are listed below.
Support for disabled people
The Ministry of Social Development website includes information on a range of support and funding that can assist disabled people and their whānau.
If you depend on power for medical equipment, life support, or medicine, you should:
Contact your power company and let them know
Contact your local civil defence centre for support
As power begins to come back on, stay safe and protect yourself from potential fire hazards. Turn off all light switches, power outlets and cooking appliances in a power cut and check for any damage before you switch things back on.
Clean up help
The Student Volunteer Army have made themselves available to help with the extreme weather clean-up in the North Island.
Wellbeing and Mental Health
A range of services are available to help support your mental health and well-being:
The Lowdown is a text support service for young people to help recognise and understand depression or anxiety
Please find an up-to-date Easy Read document for the cyclone prepared by the team at People First.
We have prepared this information in a printable document for people who want to share information.
Kia kaha disabled people and whānau