Who Is LAPP?

The Local Authority Protection Programme Disaster Fund (LAPP) is a cash accumulation mutual pool. Civic Financial Services Ltd is the Fund's Administration Manager.

The LAPP Fund was established in 1993, to help its New Zealand local authority members pay their share of infrastructure replacement costs for water, sewage and other essential services damaged by natural disaster.

Since 1991, central and local government has shared responsibility for these costs. Beyond a threshold, central government will pay 60% of the restoration costs, leaving local authorities 40%.

Of the 78 local authorities in New Zealand, 22 are currently Fund members.

Fund Administrator and Membership enquiries:

Fund Administrator:

Civic Financial Services Ltd
PO Box 5521
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Phone: (04) 978 1250
Facsimile: (04) 978 1260


Ian Brown
Chief Executive
Email: ian.brown@civicfs.co.nz
Phone: (04) 978 1263

Tim Sole
Email: tim.sole@civicfs.co.nz
Phone: (04) 978 1254

Trustees of the LAPP Fund:

Langley Cavers
CEO, Hauraki District Council

John Carter
Mayor, Far North District Council

Andrew Dalziel
GM Customer & Community, Porirua City Council

Tim Davies
Professor, Natural Hazards, University of Canterbury

Charles Hett
National Leader, Deloitte Actuarial Services

Tracy Hicks
Mayor, Gore District Council