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Cyclone Gabrielle update

This article was published on 9 March 2023

Callaghan Innovation is taking a flexible approach to businesses affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

We know rebuilding is going to take time and will be challenging. That’s why we've made a number of changes to the conditions of our products and services to help.

All grants

  • Project & Student Career grant contracts and condition due dates extended by six months
  • Fellowship Student grants extended on request
  • Assistance from Callaghan Innovation to make expense claims against grants where invoices have been lost.

Eligible customers in affected areas that we can readily identify will be contacted directly by Callaghan Innovation with a variation letter to reflect these contract extensions. If you are a grant customer in an affected area and haven’t heard from us, please contact your Navigator or customer support

Innovation Skills products

  • Lean contracts extended by four months.

Getting in touch

To get in touch with Callaghan Innovation please contact your Navigator or our customer support  

Questions and Answers 

Who is eligible for this assistance?

Callaghan Innovation customers whose businesses are based in areas impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle.

What sort of assistance is available?

There is a range of options including contract extensions, extended RDTI filing dates and additional engagements.  Please see details above and at RDTI

How do I apply?

Callaghan Innovation is contacting its customers in the cyclone-affected regions via email. You can also contact your Navigator or customer support.

Where can I get more information?

The first port of call is your Callaghan Innovation Navigator or customer support.

Other resources and support 

Government grants for recovery support

Northland Inc 

Auckland Business Chamber

Toi Economic Development Agency (Eastern Bay of Plenty)

Thames-Coromandel District Council

Trust Tairāwhiti

Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce

Tararua District Council

NZTE Money Matters sessions