NZRT21 helping Karekare on the long road to recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle

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The Long Road to Recovery - NZRT21 is walking Christchurch's Summit Road to raise money for Karekare's Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery.

Karekare, Auckland

NZRT21 (Selwyn Response Team) is a New Zealand Civil Defence Response Team based in Canterbury. We responded to the Auckland Region after Cyclone Gabrielle, mostly supporting isolated communities on the West Coast of Auckland. One of these communities was Karekare, which was completely isolated by numerous slips with no electricity or communications for several days. NZRT21 Team members were some of the first responders into Karekare; we did needs assessment, damage assessment and helped on the ground as we could. The damage was immense, and the community spirit even bigger, and when we returned to our communities, families and jobs after our deployment, we wanted to help out a bit more.

NZRT21 is undertaking a 30km fundraising walk along Christchurch's Summit Rd (the longest road in Christchurch), and the adjacent Crater Rim walkway, on 13 May 2023, with the aim of raising money to support the community.

NZRT21 Selwyn Response team's involvement (page creator)

NZRT21 provided emergency response to Karekare after Cyclone Gabrielle.

Use of funds

Equipment that will enable Karekare to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle and improve long term resilience to future emergencies. This might include waterproof torches, swift water rescue equipment and other emergency preparedness gear.

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All ready for our walk...  12 May 2023

Thanks for all the support we have received so far! We are all ready to start walking at first light tomorrow. NZRT21 members will be joined by members of the Selwyn Emergency Support Team (SEST) - all of us are part of the fab Selwyn Civil Defence community. Should be a good day!

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Letitia on 31 May 2023
Desiree on 30 May 2023
Colin ( SEST)
S & E
S & E on 20 May 2023
A great cause! Well done! Proud of you SEST/Desiree!
Carl on 19 May 2023
Well done all concerned, this is a very worthy cause
Mandy on 17 May 2023

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This campaign started on 14 Apr 2023 and ended on 31 May 2023.