Cyclone Update

21 February 2023

To all Keirunga members.

In this modern era of climate change we keep wondering what sort of disaster will inflict itself on us next.

Unfortunately we are now copping the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, having endured the Covid lockdowns in 2020, 2021 and 2022, the drinking water debacle in 2016 and Cyclone Bola in 1988. Plus various floods in between.

It has been heart-warming to see so many of our community members come together to help and support the thousands of people who have lost their homes, crops and businesses in the floods. It is going to be a long road towards recovery if that is possible.

The impact on the Hawkes Bay economy is going to be deep-seated and will probably change the way in which we all operate in the future. It may involve people moving out of the province to seek a new life elsewhere.

This is to let you know that Keirunga was knocked around in terms of several large trees falling over, but the Hastings District Council acted very promptly by chain-sawing all the dangerous branches.

We carried out an inspection of the buildings last Friday and there has been no damage to the Cottage, the Homestead or the Society owned buildings. Which is amazing.

We can therefore advise that Keirunga is open for on-going activities because we escaped the ravages of the cyclone.

If anyone is seeking clarification or advice about the situation, please contact:

Chris Moore ​027 412 7050

Jaki Supra​ 027 207 9999

On behalf of the Board.


Chris Moore


Keirunga Gardens Arts & Crafts Society Inc.