In Response to: Floods and Cyclone
Location: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Status: Complete

Phase 1: 31 January – 11 April 2023
Phase 2: 18 June – 3 July 2023

EOIs are now closed for this operation.

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Hawkes Bay Floods and Cyclone Recovery Operation

 In January 2023, significant flooding impacted Auckland and caused severe damage in infrastructure, homes, and communities on New Zealand’s North Island. Just as the flooding receded, New Zealand was again impacted by severe weather in the form of Cyclone Gabrielle. Again, communities were devastated, and 11 lives were lost.

DRA’s New Zealand counterparts, Taskforce Kiwi called on us at short notice to assist with ongoing relief efforts, first for the floods and then cyclone clean up.   

DRA deployed its first team on 31 January and remained on Operation for nine weeks.  

Area of Operation

The area of operation is Hawkes Bay on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Recovery Taskings for
Operation Manaaki

DRA supported TFK operations with the relief and recovery to communities impacted by disasters. Our support included:  

  • Damage and Impact Assessments
  • Route Clearance and Property Access
  • Debris Removal
  • Supply of food, water, and hygiene equipment