The British rockstar acknowledged the "horrific nightmare" of Cyclone Gabrielle and promised to cheer people up at his upcoming shows.
The Government and local community advocates are at odds over the true levels of crime that occurred while communications were down in the Esk Valley.
Fisheries NZ said the ringleaders, a father and daughter, would obtain fishing permits for hui or tangi that never actually happened.
At least 8500 vehicles have been written off by one of the biggest car wrecking companies.
While the outside of the wallet was filthy, its contents were completely intact.
Restoring regular access is weeks away, as the potential cocktail of chemicals disturbed by the flood waters is better understood.
Wayne Kawana elevates positivity and creates a safe and fun environment for tamariki and their parents.
An estimated 5000 to 6000 beehives were washed away or damaged during the floods in Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti.
SH5, which connects Napier and Taupō, had been closed for five weeks due to the cyclone.
The road had previously been closed due to damage sustained during Cyclone Gabrielle.
Some have spent a month in temporary accommodation after Cyclone Gabrielle decimated the region.
Among the rehomed animals is a goldfish that was found in a drain after the cyclone.
Those who have lost their homes and have been staying at the marae said they were relieved he had finally made it and glad they had not been forgotten about.
They are now encouraging people to use friends, family and social media to re-home healthy animals.
The coastal shipping route would help get products including vegetables, meat, wool, timber and wine out of Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.
Climate change fuelled the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle in Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti last month.
The first day of freight convoys was a welcome sight for farmers who were desperate to move stock.
Locals were stranded on roofs as floodwaters raged around them.
Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty said a national transition period would begin immediately.
Cyclone Gabrielle hit the day Jaycen Maxwell was meant to buy the store, but that hasn't stopped him from selling hot pies to the community.