Getting support for Cyclone Gabrielle and the Auckland floods

February 20, 2023

Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the recent disasters here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We know a lot of people are experiencing expense shock as a result and may become more vulnerable to high-cost lending and unmanageable debt. 

Before going to a high-cost lender, it’s important to check what other options are available to you.

If you have been impacted by these disasters and need urgent financial help, there are a range of Government grants and supports that have been designed to meet urgent and immediate needs.

There are also a range of community services you can access for financial help or fair and affordable credit – including our no interest Good Loans. 

We have listed a few supports below.

Community support

a young mother and her children in a summer park
Good Loans

Fair and affordable no interest loans focused on financial wellbeing.


Our free DEBTsolve programme can help you take control of your unmanageable debt.

Ngā Tāngata Microfinance

Loans to help New Zealanders on low incomes to get through a tight spot.


A free financial helpline.
0800 345 123


Debt management advice and solutions for people with varying levels of consumer or business debt, and who feel they have no way out.

Money Sweetspot

Financial reset debt consolidation loans to help you take charge of your financial life, reduce debts and get on with living.

Christians Against Poverty

A debt help service that starts with a phone chat.