Advice and Support
- Remember to keep checking the NZTA road closure link on the website to keep updated of road closures and road work areas. https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
- Work and Income support funding https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/about-work-and-income/news/2023/auckland-region-flooding.html
- TIA’s Where to get help links https://www.tia.org.nz/news-and-updates/industry-news/flooding-advice-and-support/
- Look after mental wellbeing, Sir John Kirwan’s support site https://www.groovnow.com/
- Types of leave during a disaster or emergency https://www.employment.govt.nz/leave-and-holidays/other-types-of-leave/employment-during-and-after-disasters/
- Air NZ adds extra flights, read more here
Tips for Small Businesses after Flooding
This article helps outline some steps that you can take as a business owner to navigate unexpected circumstances.
TECNZ is part of the Visitor Sector Emergency Advisory Group (VESAG) along with government agencies, TIA, TNZ, NZCA and other national tourism and hospitality organisations. This is a group that stood up to deal with emergencies. Industry groups and government agencies talk and share insights and look to develop support mechanisms for those most impacted by the crisis or emergency event.
VESAG messaging for domestic and international visitors
Auckland and other parts of the Upper North Island have suffered extreme rainfall over the last few days, and this has caused disruption to flights, roading and some businesses. More rain is forecasted over the next few days.
If you are travelling to New Zealand via Auckland please check with your airline, travel agent and travel insurer directly about any disruptions that may impact you.
If you are in New Zealand and travelling in Auckland and other parts of the North Island, please stay safe by checking with Waka Kotahi Transport Agency about any impacts to highways.
Some businesses like restaurants or tourism operators may be affected, please check to ensure they are operating.
New Zealand’s i-SITE visitor information network is also available for you to talk to about alternative travel options in New Zealand.
If your life is at risk, phone New Zealand’s emergency services on 111. The National Emergency Management Agency website Home » National Emergency Management Agency (civildefence.govt.nz)has links to regularly updated information such as emergency accommodation and welfare support.
For foreign nationals, you may also contact your Embassy/High Commission in New Zealand Embassies | New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (mfat.govt.nz).
NEMA Twitter https://twitter.com/NZcivildefence