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The Hawke's Bay Disaster Relief Fund panel this week approved pay-outs of $ 601,678.59 to a further group of 88 applications.

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund and Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says, “We continue to distribute all money donated to our region, but the need is still great.”

“We encourage anyone that can to make a donation to the Relief Fund,” says Mrs Ormsby. ”We know there are still pockets within the region that could use additional support.  Any donation to help these people would be most appreciated”.

Following the payment of approvals this week, $925,000 will be left in the fund. An additional $350,000 payment from Red Cross is also expected in the coming weeks.

Donations can be made at or by texting GIVE to 2923 to donate $3. Terms & Conditions apply. Applications continue to be accepted. To check the eligibility criteria and to make an application, go to
Further information

  • Applications since 18 February up to 29 June
  • Total paid out includes $2,320,000 paid to local councils for a $2000 grant to be paid to owners of yellow and red-stickered properties



Total grants

Total paid out





Need more info?

For information about individual trust fund applications or to ask a general question please call 06 835 9200

Contact Communications Advisor Brendon Lane | Phone 027 320 3523

25 July 2023

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