Esk Valley, Tangoio, Whirinaki and Bay View Cyclone Recovery

$20,158 donated
Given by 199 generous donors in one year

Help us keep support local as we rebuild and support our community following the devastating impact of Cyclone Gabrielle

Eskdale, Hawke's Bay

On the 14th Feb Cyclone Gabrielle made the Esk Valley, and other communities surrounding Eskdale, virtually unrecognisable.

With the oversight and guidance of the Bay View Community Charitable Trust, the community created a working group following the cyclone to support and enhance recovery. Over the past 8 months, we have:

- Distributed over $300k directly to impacted households

- Supported and sourced funding for the Esk Valley Community Hub

- Partnered with the HB Clean Up Team to expedite residential clean up

- Set up and maintained a community recovery website

- Held regular community drop-in sessions, attended by many relevant recovery agencies

- Organised three community parties attended by hundreds

- Developed a Community Support team who continue to support those who need it on a 1:1 basis

- Sourced funding for and established a community tool library

As of October 2023, the need and the work continues. Many of our community continue to live in a state of uncertainty about the future of their homes and livelihoods. Others are still dealing with the traumatic after effects of living through a natural disaster. We will continue to support them in any way we can, for as long as they need. Every dollar raised goes directly towards supporting the community.

About us

Bay View Community Charitable Trust provide recreational services and amenities in the interests of social welfare within the Bay View, Whirinaki, Waipatiki, and Eskdale areas.

Use of funds

The Bayview Community Trust committee will have criteria for distributing the funds which will aim to benefit those people needing support in recovering from the cyclone and may support projects which will benefit our community.

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Latest update

The work continues and we are grateful for your support  3 November 2023

Thank you to all have supported our community so far. Almost 9 months on from Cyclone Gabrielle, the impacts are still widely felt and the Bay View Community Charitable Trust are committed to providing support for as long as it is needed. We are reopening this page to provide a donation link to those wishing to hold fundraisers to support our community. You can also donate directly to the Bay View Community Charitable Trust account - details here:

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Paul on 09 Mar 2024    Ian's Grand Tour Aroha Adventure
good effort and well deserved
Ian Denby

Hi Paul. Thank you for your very kind donation - much appreciated. Its been quite sobering to see how so many lives have changed - along with the landscape (almost haunting in some parts!)

Ian Denby
Jenna on 08 Mar 2024    Amy-lou is spreading the aroha!
Amazing Amy, we need more people like you !
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Guest Donor on 05 Mar 2024    Tour Aroha - fundraising page
Well done team.
Simon on 29 Feb 2024    Amy-lou is spreading the aroha!
Nice work Amy! Such a wonderful achievement and initiative!
You finally found a way to somehow get paid for your KMS Gijs! Good job ;-)

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