An Impact like no other
Born in the warm, moist air above the Coral Sea, Severe Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle passed over New Caledonia on 11 February 2023, slamming into the North Island of New Zealand the following day. By the time Gabrielle entered New Zealand territorial waters, it became the lowest-pressure weather system ever recorded in this part of the world. In the following days, Gabrielle wreaked havoc across multiple cities, towns and regions leaving behind unprecedented damage, broken lives, livelihoods, homes and farms. Some land may never recover. Farmers are faced with stark choices and a rebuild that will test their character and mental health to the limit.