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Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund

The Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund is open for donations to help support Waikato District communities find their feet after the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Examples of what donations might go towards include:

  • Cleaning debris from properties where people are uninsured or underinsured
  • Supporting individuals/families faced with hardships as a result of the emergency
  • Assisting small/rural businesses significantly impacted by the emergency
  • Assisting people with basic needs, household goods and personal items where the individual/family is uninsured or underinsured

Donations can be made through bank transfer.

The account for the Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund is:

Account Name: Waikato District Council (Mayoral Relief Fund)
Bank Account Number: 02-0316-0246517-004
Particulars: Your phone number
Reference: ReliefFund

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

Information on how residents can apply to the fund can be found here.