Cyclone Gabrielle impact

We’re thinking of all of those people, whānau and organisations impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. This large-scale event will have an impact on a number of collecting organisations across the North Island. 

For a full run-down of resources available to help you protect your collection, see below: 

  • For those organisations with flood-affected documentary heritage collections, the National Library provides practical advice on caring for collections.
  • For handling advice and care of wet-photographs, and checklists see AICCM’s guide
  • For instructional videos and general advice, visit AICCM’s page After a Flood.
  • For resources on disaster recovery, see our page Disaster planning and recovery

Salvaging specific items 

For a basic guide on salvaging specific items, see below:

Please get in touch if you need support and guidance. We can be contacted at or +64 508 678 743.

Two people are tying a rope to a car in a flooded street. There are two other people looking on.


Portland Road flood, Frank Hofmann; photographer; 1945-55; Auckland. Gift of the Frank Hofmann Estate, 2016. Te Papa (A.022485)