Emergency legislation for earthquake response
Daily updates from Kaikoura District Council
Kaikoura emergency access road (inland route 70 - controlled access only)
Ngāi Tahu update
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have posted a message form their Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon with links for their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Civil Defence payment
If you and your family are affected by an emergency event (e.g. earthquake or flooding) and a Civil Defence emergency has been declared, or the event meets the guidelines for a Civil Defence emergency, you may able to get a Civil Defence payment. You don't have to be on a benefit to qualify for a Civil Defence payment. In most cases it doesn't matter what your income is or what assets you have. Click here for more information.
Across government support
There is also a range of assistance and support while managing the impact of the earthquakes including a helpline; counselling and support; financial support for individuals, businesses and sole traders; and other support for businesses and sole traders.
- Assistance for you and your family 21 November 2016 [PDF, 90KB]
- Assistance for individuals and businesses 17 November 2016, 45KB]
Resources from the Ministry of Education on psychosocial support for children, parents and teachers
- Support for Schools [PDF, 208KB]
- Support for Early Childhood Educators [PDF, 208KB]
- Tips on supporting toddlers after the earthquake [PDF, 268KB]
- Tips on supporting children after the earthquake [PDF, 240KB]
- Tips on supporting young people after the earthquake [PDF, 225KB]
- Tips on supporting adults after the earthquake [PDF, 181KB]
- Tips for management supporting staff [PDF, 532KB]
- Resource for helping students years 1-3 [PDF, 1.3MB]
- Resource for helping older students [PDF, 219KB]
- Getting a good night's sleep [PDF, 384KB]
Earthquake insurance advisory: Temporary Accommodation
The Insurance Council of New Zealand advise people who have uninhabitable homes due to earthquake damage to contact their insurer directly for help with temporary accommodation.
An extensive range of web links providing high quality information to assist you, and those you support, through tough times following earthquakes and aftershocks. This includes tips for children and young people.
Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices
All Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices are open and operating post-earthquake on Monday, 14 November, except our offices in Christchurch, Invercargill and Nelson who are assisting the efforts in the affected regions. Our regions offices’ contacts can be found here.
Te Puni Kōkiri national office
Te Puni Kōkiri national office in Wellington, 143 Lambton Quay is closed and re-opens on Monday, 21 November. If you need to contact us before then, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Te Puni Kōkiri support in affected regions
Te Puni Kōkiri regions are supporting the affected regions. Christchurch staff are providing on-site support in Kaikōura alongside Ngāi Tahu and Civil Defence. Staff from the Nelson office are providing on-site support with the efforts in Blenheim.
Te Puni Kōkiri are also looking at what further support could be provided in the affected regions.