Wednesday, 10 January 2024 10:43

Last chance to share Cyclone Gabrielle experiences with independent review

Written by  Staff Reporters
Hawke's Bay residents are being urged to submit their experiences of Cyclone Gabrielle to an independent review. Hawke's Bay residents are being urged to submit their experiences of Cyclone Gabrielle to an independent review.

This week is the final chance for communities to share their experiences in support of an independent review of the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group’s response to Cyclone Gabrielle.

The short online survey is due to close on Monday, 15 January 2024 and has been open since mid-November 2023.

In addition to an ongoing series of community focus groups, Hawke’s Bay communities and mana whenua have been invited to anonymously share their experiences and views on the CDEM’s response to Cyclone Gabrielle during the days immediately leading to the event and in the immediate aftermath of it.

Since its launch, the Independent Review Panel, led by Bush International Consulting, has received close to 1,000 responses from residents from Wairoa to Pōrangahau, with the community and mana whenua feedback continuing to form a significant part of the ongoing review process.

The Panel says it is also making good progress and remains on track to deliver its final report to the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint Committee by the end of March 2024, just over a year after Cyclone Gabrielle devastated the region.

The survey can be completed by visiting:

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