Edgecumbe & Eastern Bay of Plenty (EBOP) Mayoral Flood Appeal

$78,899 donated
Given by 542 generous donors in around 6 months

This Mayoral Flood Appeal fund has been launched to support families & individuals through the recovery phase following the 6/4 flood event.

Bay of Plenty

On Thursday 6 April the EBOP was hit by a ‘once in 500 year’ flood. A breach of the Rangitāiki River stopbank at Edgecumbe resulted in the declaration of a State of Emergency in the Whakatāne District and an order to evacuate the town. That evacuation affected some 580 households and a population of approximately 1600 people.

The communities of Taneatua, Rūātoki, Ruatahuna, Te Whaiti, Ngaputahi and Waimana have been affected by flooding and slips. Getting assistance and support to those areas is a priority.

Whakatane District Council's involvement (page creator)

Council staff member supporting the Emergency Operations Centre activity.

About us

Whakatane District Council has created an Edgecumbe and Eastern Bay of Plenty Mayoral Flood Appeal Trust to support families and individuals through the recovery phase the 6 April flood event.

Use of funds

Money raised through the appeal will be used to fund applications made to the Mayoral Relief Fund. It will be weeks before many houses are liveable, and months before areas of the EBOP have fully recovered. It is vital that no individual or family falls through the cracks.

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Dean Willson
Dean Willson on 30 Dec 2017    365 Mauao Challenge
Great effort mate, do the mahi get the treats.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 30 Dec 2017    365 Mauao Challenge
Good work Sean!
Maccattack on 29 Dec 2017    365 Mauao Challenge
Bloody good effort, mate! Well done.
Daniel P
Daniel P on 29 Dec 2017    365 Mauao Challenge
Rochelle on 28 Dec 2017    365 Mauao Challenge
Nice work Sean!

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This campaign started on 7 Apr 2017 and ended on 29 Sep 2017.