Temporary accommodation expansion welcomed by displaced

From Midday Report, 12:46 pm on 27 February 2023

The government's temporary accommodation services for people displaced by recent storms is being expanded beyond Auckland, to all areas affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

The service was set up after last month's storm in Auckland, to help displaced people find accommodation.

Now those in Te Tai Tokerau, Tai Rawhiti, Hawke's Bay, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Tararua District can also access the service.

Charlotte Cook spoke to Chance Warekawa, who moved to the Hawke's Bay just two months ago, before his partner's Flaxmere property was destroyed in the cyclone.

He said they had been moving from caravan to caravan ever since.