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Cyclone Gabrielle: New Zealand Extends An Emergency State

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Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle

New Zealand’s Government extended the state of emergency. It announced an emergency relief package worth $186m, and officials warned that the final cost of the horrible storm could rise above $8bn. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins reported that the storm has killed 11 people and caused damage “on a scale not seen in New Zealand for at least a generation.” Last week he extended, declared for only the third time in its history, for another seven days to aid rescue and relief efforts. The cyclone hit the northern part of the North Island on 12 February and found widespread destruction along the east coast.  

Hipkin said, “The required investment to reconnect our communities and future-proof our nation’s infrastructure is going to be significant and will require hard decisions.” 

He also said, “We won’t shy away from those hard decisions and are working on a suite of measures to support New Zealanders by building back better, safer, and smarter.”

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