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Northland tsunami siren network testing late September

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 9:56 am | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Tsunami sirens from Te Hapua to Mangawhai will be tested when daylight saving starts later this month. The 150-plus Northland sirens will sound on the morning of Sunday 25 September as part of regular twice-yearly checks to ensure they’re all working ... More >>

Tsunami warning - East Coast of North Island - Update 1 6.30

Friday, 2 September 2016, 7:39 am | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

People along Northland’s east coast are being warned to stay away from beaches and estuaries as a precaution after an earthquake generated a small tsunami of about 30 centimetres early today. More >>

YES programme comes to the Hokianga

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:18 am | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Young people from many communities in the Hokianga have jumped at the chance to build hands-on emergency services skills in a training programme that kicks off this weekend. More >>

Civil Defence forum lines up disaster management specialists

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:32 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Managing major flooding emergencies complete with crocodiles invading households is not the everyday experience of disaster management specialists in New Zealand. More >>

Heavy rain, gales on way for New Year in Northland

Thursday, 31 December 2015, 5:44 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Those preparing to welcome in the New Year in Northland are being urged to keep an eye on the weather with the MetService predicting heavy rain and easterly gales over the next couple of days. More >>

Still time for Northlanders to register to ShakeOut

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:10 am | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Still time for Northlanders to register to ShakeOut More than 25,000 Northlanders are already registered (SUBS: as of 30 September) to ‘drop, cover, hold’ on 15 October as part of ShakeOut, the world’s largest earthquake drill. They’ll be ... More >>

Chile quake impacts on Northland likely low risk

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 3:28 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Officials continue to urge Northlanders to adopt a prudent approach in the wake of a large Chilean earthquake which experts now predict is likely to have only a relatively minor impact on our region. More >>

Caution urged for Northlanders in wake of Chile quake

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 1:15 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

People along Northland’s east coast are being warned to stay away from beaches and estuaries after dark today and keep abreast of latest updates throughout the day after tsunami warnings issued in the wake of a large earthquake off Chile. More >>

Northland largely unscathed in Pam’s wake

Monday, 16 March 2015, 9:14 am | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Northland appears to have escaped the aftermath of Cyclone Pam largely unscathed. Tony Phipps, Group Controller for the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group, says as of 7.15am today officials had no reports of serious damage ... More >>

Northlanders urged to ‘Get Ready, Get Thru’

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:20 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Northlanders may have had more than their share of storms lately, but they are still being encouraged to give a thought to how they would handle natural disasters and other hazards as part of the upcoming national ‘Get Ready Week’. More >>

Region coping well despite new State Highway issue, flooding

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:41 am | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Northland has a new State Highway One slip to deal with and fresh flooding affected several dwellings in the south of the region, but overall it coped well with the latest the elements threw at it over the weekend. More >>

Clean-up continues in Northland after heavy overnight rain

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 12:43 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Storm-weary Northlanders are today returning their attention to clean-up efforts after another drenching overnight. More >>

Severe weather watch a ‘sensible precaution’; Civil Defence

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 2:20 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Civil Defence officials say a ‘severe weather watch’ issued for Northland for the weekend reflects a sensible, cautious approach by forecasters and is no cause for alarm at this stage. More >>

Looming State Highway reopening a key recovery step

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:49 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Northland’s recovery from the storm which battered it is poised to reach an important milestone shortly with confirmation today a key, slip-affected section of State Highway One is now expected to reopen on Saturday. More >>

Storm recovery work continues in North

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 12:54 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Post storm-recovery work – including 24/7 efforts to repair an important slip-affected section of State Highway One south of Kawakawa – are continuing in Northland. Graeme MacDonald, spokesman for the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) ... More >>

Post-storm recovery enters third day

Monday, 14 July 2014, 12:54 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Northland’s post-storm mop up entered its third day today with good progress being made addressing infrastructural issues – including roading, water and power – and continuing emphasis on meeting the welfare needs those most-heavily impacted ... More >>

Welfare strong focus in ongoing post-storm recovery 13/7/14

Monday, 14 July 2014, 12:36 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Northlanders – especially those in flood-struck areas like Moerewa – continue to show remarkable resilience as the region works to return to normality in the wake of this week’s storm, Civil Defence officials say. More >>

North well-prepared for storm overnight; Civil Defence

Friday, 11 July 2014, 5:10 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Civil Defence officials say they will be keeping a close watch overnight as the storm that has dogged the region since early this week delivers a final flurry of wind, rain and flooding – but say the region is well-prepared and expected to cope well. More >>

Storm-weary Northlanders hunker down for third night

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 5:09 pm | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Storm-weary Northlanders are preparing to hunker down for a third night – many of them still without power – as the effects of ongoing bad weather, including renewed flooding, start to bite. More >>

More heavy winter rain, gale forces winds for Northland

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 9:40 am | Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Northlanders are being warned to take care with thunderstorms, heavy rain and gale force winds gusting up to 140kmh forecast for the region from about lunchtime today. MetService forecasters this morning (subs: 0843 hrs) issued a severe weather warning ... More >>

 

 

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