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Trustees of the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust have approved an update to the eligibility criteria for the Trust and increased eligible amounts up to $10,000.

Commencing from the 8th of May, the second phase will also allow previous applicants to reapply for additional support where they have been severely impacted.

Phase Two will be open to individuals and community groups to cover larger costs incurred because of the flood such as cleaning, clearing, and potential rebuilding of properties impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund and Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says the changes have been made possible due to generous donations made by the public and larger organisations such as Red Cross, Fulton Hogan and to name a few.

The Trust is also making larger bulk donations to each of the region’s territorial authorities of $2,000 for every stickered property within their region.

Over $2 million has been paid out from the Trust so fat to around 3,500 applicants.


Nominations close this weekend for the 2023 Central Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards.

There are ten categories in which people can be nominated, with the Supreme Award also selected from four of the main categories.

Nominations need to be in by midnight this coming Sunday, with nomination forms available on the Sport Hawke’s Bay website.


Sections of the Waipukurau township will be without water overnight tonight.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says the shutdowns will be from nine o’clock tonight through until around five tomorrow morning.

Full details of affected properties are available on the Council’s Facebook page and website.

Meanwhile some CHB residents were left without hot water yesterday morning.

Many took to social media about the issue.

Centralines said the Hot Water Control System was having some issues, and technicians were working on it.

It is understood some properties were still without hot water late yesterday afternoon.