Neil Kirton: Hawke's Bay Regional Councillor wants NEMA to cover some of the Cyclone Gabrielle repair costs
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Hawke's Bay Regional Council is asking the National Emergency Management to help cover some of the costs from Cyclone Gabrielle.
The Council is facing an $885 million repair bill, and wants NEMA to chip in $56 million.
Councillor Neil Kirton says the Council could claim back multiple costs - but they're being challenged.
"The air travel by helicopter, etc. to service isolated communities, now we've got NEMA saying- look, we're not going to pay for a whole host of those helicopter costs."
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