Cyclone Gabrielle

Requests for assistance | Givealittle page | Urgent equipment | Technical advice | Business support | Wellbeing contacts

Our thoughts are with members impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle and the recent flash floods. 

Master Plumbers is actively working to assist and support members in the worst hit regions.

Last updated: 21.3.23

Requests for assistance

Master Plumbers is coordinating assistance requests from members in Gisborne, Wairoa and Hawke's Bay.

If you have a request for assistance—or would like to offer help, such as labour—please email

Givealittle page

Master Plumbers is supporting the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry in our hardest-hit regions with our givealittle page.

The funds raised will provide Master Plumbers members with the resources, necessities, and disaster recovery aid for their businesses.

Find out more and donate HERE>>

Givealittle Fund Application Form 

Urgent equipment


Hirepool are moving gear to the worst affected areas—generators, pumps, lights, diggers, dehumidifiers, fans etc. They're also purchasing more equipment and turning around gear as fast as they can. Get in touch with your local Hirepool branch (Master Plumbers members are entitled to a discount when you show your Master Plumbers membership card). 

Gisborne: 429 Gladstone Road, Ph: 06 867 9466
Hastings: Cnr Holt Place and St. Aubyn Street, Ph: 06 876 6339

Plumbing World

Plumbing World is able to deliver generators from its Auckland and Christchurch branches. Members are asked to confirm which models they require from the list HERE. Please email Paul Flay with your orders:

Plumbing World has also kindly agreed that their Hastings, Napier and Gisborne branches will act as distribution centres for loans and sales of urgent items offered by our members and by Business Partners who have no local presence. 


Mico also have access to generator supplies. Please contact your local Napier, Gisborne or Hastings branch for orders.

Bunnings Trade

Contact the Bunnings Trade instore teams or your account managers if you need support accessing urgent materials to assist with recovery efforts. 

Technical advice

Business support

Cyclone and flood business recovery
If your business is in a place where a local State of Emergency has been declared, and you have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle or January flooding, you may be eligible for government support to help you recover. 

Grants of up to $40,000 are to help you:

  • keep operating
  • maintain cashflow.

Find out more HERE>>

Contractual guidance 

Contractual guidance due to severe weather and flooding from the Construction Sector Accord.

Read it HERE>>

Extreme weather: business information

Information from on insurance claims, IR help, employment issues and more.

Find it HERE>>


ACC have paused invoices to businesses in Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. If your business have been affected by the recent extreme weather, and you are concerned about your financial situation, call ACC on 0800 222 776. They can discuss available options so you can focus on what’s important. 

Wellbeing contacts

During natural disasters and times of uncertainty it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, distressed, and uneasy. Support is available, so please reach out if you or your whānau need it.

You and your staff can call Master Plumbers Wellbeing Coach Kereama Carmody FREE and in confidence during normal business hours on our Wellbeing 0800 number HERE. Kereama is a registered social worker.

Note: This is not a crisis helpline. For immediate mental health issues, please phone 111 or Lifeline on 0800 54 33 54.

Other useful contacts include:

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