The Government’s response and recovery from the North Island extreme weather events is focused on being locally led and centrally supported. To enable this, the Cyclone Recovery Unit was established in March 2023 to lead, coordinate and monitor the severe weather recovery across government.
The purpose of the Unit is to support locally led engagement with communities, iwi, business, local government, regional groups and others, coordinate planning and reporting, as well as provide advice on system risk and assurance, ensure alignment with wider policy decisions on long-term resilience, and provide the secretariat function for the Cyclone Recovery Taskforce.
The Unit is responsible for advising the Minister for Cyclone Recovery on leadership and coordination of the Government’s recovery work programme, alignment with wider policy decisions relating to long-term resilience, and providing regular assurance about delivery of the recovery.
The Unit is led by Chief Executive Katrina Casey.
Contact the Cyclone Recovery Unit by email at [email protected].
Cyclone Recovery Taskforce
The Cyclone Recovery Taskforce was established to pull together and align the economic and infrastructure recovery efforts and those who will work on the recovery; and ensure local, iwi, and business voices have input into decision making.
The purpose of the Taskforce is to provide advise to ministers on the prioritisation and sequencing of needs for each region and provide assurance that those needs are being met. The focus is on bridging locally led recovery plans with the work of the government and the private sector. Membership includes representatives from business, local government, iwi and unions. The full membership of the taskforce is:
- Sir Brian Roche (chair)
- Bayden Barber
- Adrian Littlewood
- Katie Murray
- Selwyn Parata
- Craig Renney
- Anne Tolley
- Leeann Watson
Email [email protected] to contact the Cyclone Recovery Taskforce.
The Taskforce is led by Executive Director Amber Bill.
Severe Weather Recovery Review Panel
The Severe Weather Events Recovery Review Panel was established under the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Act 2023. The function of the Severe Weather Events Recovery Review Panel is to review draft Orders in Council and to provide advice on request to both the Minister for Cyclone Recovery and the relevant Minister in relation to said Orders in Council. The members of the Severe Weather Events Recovery Review Panel are:
- Hon Denis Clifford
- Rachael Schmidt-McCleave
- Natalie Coates
- Horiana Irwin-Easthope
- Liana Poutu
- Rachel Devine
- Dr Charlotte Severne
- Dr Veronica Jacobsen
- Anne Carter
- Associate Professor Dr Hamish Rennie
- Steve Wyn-Harris
Under section 16(5) of the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Legislation Act 2023, the Severe Weather Events Recovery Review Panel’s recommendations on draft orders are made publicly available.
- Invitation to whenua Māori landowners and Trustees in Tangoio and surrounding areas
The Cyclone Recovery Unit invites trustees, landowners and residents of provisional Category 3 whenua Māori land blocks surrounding Tangoio to attend online and in-person discussions about their cyclone-affected whenua and residential dwellings. Details of the whenua Māori land blocks provisionally Category 3 and details of times for discussions are available in the notice.