Piha Matariki fundraiser

$550 donated
Given by 10 generous donors in 6 weeks

Raising money for Piha families doing it tough this winter in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle.


As part of the Piha Matariki festival, we are raising money for Piha Families still doing it tough in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle.

Piha is a very special place for so many. You might love the beach, bush walks, enjoy the surf, the hospitality or maybe it just holds a place in your heart.

If so, we'd love you to contribute to the fund and help support those who are falling through the cracks as a result of the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle.

There is a lack of government support for those waiting on insurance payouts and decisions about their land. They are stuck in limbo often paying both mortgage for a home they can't live in as well as rent.... and decisions may take years. On top of a cost of living crisis, it is and impossible situation, pushing families close to bankruptcy.

Your donation will go directly to families in need.

There will be a submission form sent out electronically among the community for people to either apply or nominate others to receive funds. There will be set criteria to identify need mainly focused around Red and Yellow stickered home owners/ occupiers and hardship. A small group has been formed to check and moderate submissions, overseen by an accountant for transparency.

The majority of payouts will be for equal amounts, however the moderation group can make exceptions under special circumstances if there is consensus.

The Piha R&R have kindly offered to accept the funds from GAL and distribute these as instructed.

Piha Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc's involvement (page creator)

I am a member of the community who set up the initial community GAL page and have been involved with the red cross post cyclone.

Use of funds

Money will go directly to families in need post Cyclone Gabrielle. Many of these people are waiting on decisions about their land and property have not had insurance payouts while continuing to pay both mortgages and rent.

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Latest donations

Piha Tennis Club
Piha Tennis Club on 18 Jul 2023
Tennis crew
Tennis crew on 17 Jul 2023
Bethan on 16 Jul 2023
Really enjoyed the Matariki observation Saturday, thank you!
Ella on 15 Jul 2023
Piha disco fundraiser was so great!
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 14 Jul 2023

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Piha Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc (Group) on behalf of This money will go to families in Piha who are struggling in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle
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This campaign started on 13 Jun 2023 and ended on 31 Jul 2023.