Mayoral Relief Fund

Kaipara District Mayor Craig Jepson has established a Mayoral Relief Fund to help support those affected by the February 2023 extreme weather events. The fund is made up of contributions from the Government and donations from private parties.

The Mayoral Relief Fund may be used to allocate one-off payments to individuals, families, community organisations, marae, and small businesses within the Kaipara District who have suffered severe hardship or damage as a result of February 2023 extreme weather events. 

Some of the examples of how the fund can be used:

  • Dealing with septic tank overflow.
  • Filling water tanks.
  • Clearing debris and flood damaged items from properties.
  • Supporting individuals/families faced with hardship as a result of an emergency.
  • Koha to a marae, team or individual who assisted in clean-up at their expense – for example a local rugby team that helps out.
  • Refreshments for organisations/people (such as marae and community organisations) who help with clean-up.
  • Conducting repairs on properties that are not covered by insurance.
  • Assisting people with basic needs – clothes, bedding etc where the individual/family does not have the capacity to buy their own insurance cover (and it has not been covered by the MSD Civil Defence payment or other payments).
  • Small businesses impacted by February 2023 extreme weather events.
  • Replacement of articles that cannot be insured by people – for example footpaths etc.
  • Payment of insurance excess

How to apply

  1. Check that you meet the Eligibility Criteria to apply.
  2. Download and complete an Application Form.
  3. Include copies of receipts/invoice and supporting evidence such as photographs with your application.
  4. Return your completed form to Kaipara District Council by by 5pm, Monday 3 April 2023 in one of the following ways:
    - Email to
    - Deliver to our offices at 32 Hokianga Road, Dargaville or Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai
    - Post to Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340

How to donate

The Kaipara District Mayoral Relief Fund is open for donations. This is your chance to support the people worst affected in Kaipara by the February 2023 extreme weather events.

Make a donation to the Kaipara District Mayoral Relief Fund
Account: 02-0308-0090743-002
Particulars: Your phone number
Reference: Name

A tax deductible receipt is available for donations over $5. If you would like a copy of a receipt please email