Upper Hutt City Council “adopts” Napier City Council

Published on 23 February 2023


Upper Hutt City Council has been matched with Napier City Council as part of Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) “Adopt-a-Community” campaign. The campaign aims to raise money for those areas badly hit by Cyclone Gabrielle by encouraging donations to their disaster relief fund.

The campaign is a nationwide initiative which directly connects Councils unaffected by Cyclone Gabrielle with Councils and communities of the most devastated regions. By creating a community to community connection, Councils who want to help can do so in a meaningful way.

Mayor Wayne Guppy says the campaign is a great way to support communities that have been hit hard, by raising money for their recovery efforts.

“Speaking to people in Upper Hutt, time after time they want to know what they can do to help. Adopt-a-Community gives us a direct connection with those who really need it, and the message is clear: if you have the means, please donate. We know getting Napier back on its feet is going to take time, and this is a way for us to say to them ‘we’re with you’.”

Those wanting to support Napier City Council with their recovery can make a direct donation to the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust: 02-0700-0010824-002.