Taskforce Kiwi is a veteran-led disaster relief organisation, utilising the skills and experience of defence veterans and emergency services personnel to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters.
On Friday the 27th of January 2023 Auckland received a record amount of rainfall over a 24 hour period, resulting in widespread flooding throughout the city. Thousands of homes and businesses were inundated by floodwater, leaving a huge amount of damage,
Taskforce Kiwi will be deploying a team of volunteers to Auckland in the coming week to provide direct assistance to Auckland Emergency Management, working to assist residents as they commence initial recovery. The focus will be on debris clearance from homes and businesses, with an emphasis on the vulnerable and uninsured. In doing so we hope to free up professional agency staff to concentrate on higher priority or more skilled tasks.