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Hawke’s Bay Recovery
Building back better, safer and smarter.

  • Genuine Partnership with Māori
  • Addressing inequalities
  • Stronger productive economy
  • Fit for purpose infrastructure and life-lines
  • Climate resilience and adaptation
  • Working with Te Taiao, the natural environment, not against

Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay faces unimaginable devastation and loss from Cyclone Gabrielle. In our lifetimes, most of us have never experienced a disaster of this scale, with this much impact on our lives, livelihoods, whānau, homes, farms, orchards, vineyards, neighbourhoods and communities. Many of our hardest hit communities are those who were fragile before this event.

Recovering will involve all of us, together; and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay back better, safer and smarter.

A Hawke’s Bay where everyone, everywhere, shares in the prosperity we know we can achieve. One where every household and every whānau are able to thrive. One where our industries and businesses again flourish and where we are more resilient to climate change.

Together, Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay Councils, Iwi leaders and Government have agreed a framework for co-ordinating our region’s recovery. A recovery that is locally led, regionally co-ordinated, government supported to build Hawke’s Bay back better, safer and smarter.

You can read the announcements about the Hawke's Bay Regional Recovery.

There is also a quick guide to the Hawke’s Bay Recovery Framework, and answers to frequently asked questions. Alternatively email

Kanohi ki te kanohi, pakihiwi ki te pakihiwi,
Haumi e, hui e, tāiki e!

Face to face, shoulder to shoulder, engaged together
joined, bound and ready, the call to action.

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