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Marae offered expertise to develop preparedness plans

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 2:28 pm | Northland Emergency Management

Marae throughout Northland are being offered input and partnership from the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group to develop their own ‘marae preparedness plans’. Alastair Wells of the Northland CDEM Group says the plans enhance the resilience ... More >>

Whangarei Harbour the focus of emergency services exercise

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 12:49 pm | Northland Emergency Management

Emergency services will converge by sea and air on Whangarei Harbour near Onerahi next Saturday for the final exercise in a four-week training programme for young people. Fifteen young people nominated from within the Bream Bay and surrounding ... More >>

Northland tsunami siren network testing early April

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10:43 am | Northland Emergency Management

Northland tsunami siren network testing early April Tsunami sirens from Te Hapua to Mangawhai will be tested when daylight saving ends early next month (subs: April) . The 150-plus Northland sirens will sound on the morning of Sunday 03 April as part ... More >>

Hands-on emergency services opportunity for youth

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 11:22 am | Northland Emergency Management

Fifteen young people will get the chance to build hands-on emergency services skills in a special Bream Bay training programme that kicks off this weekend. The participating youngsters have been specially nominated from within the Bream Bay and surrounding ... More >>

Warning lifted, but unusual sea conditions still possible

Friday, 18 September 2015, 2:27 pm | Northland Emergency Management

An official tsunami warning in place for much of New Zealand’s east coast since yesterday has now been formally lifted, however, Northlanders are being urged to be aware of possible unusual and strong tidal conditions over the next day or so. More >>

Northland tsunami siren network testing late September

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 9:20 am | Northland Emergency Management

Northland tsunami siren network testing late September Tsunami sirens from Te Hapua to Mangawhai will be tested later this month. The 150-plus Northland sirens will sound on the morning of Sunday 27 September as part of regular twice-yearly checks ... More >>

Realistic emergency exercise for newly trained youth

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 2:54 pm | Northland Emergency Management

Fifteen young people will get the chance to hone their newly-learned emergency services skills – including being transported by helicopters – at a realistic day-long training exercise in the mid-North this weekend. (SUBS: Saturday 06 June) The participating ... More >>

Kawakawa-Moerewa’s turn for Youth in Emergency Services

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:11 am | Northland Emergency Management

Fifteen nominated young people from the Kawakawa and Moerewa communities are about to get a hands-on insight into the work of emergency services. Northland last year became one of the first regions to roll out Youth in Emergency Services (YES). This ... More >>

Keep an eye on cyclone progress; Civil Defence

Friday, 13 March 2015, 1:45 pm | Northland Emergency Management

Keep an eye on Cyclone Pam’s progress over the weekend and be sensibly prepared for rough weather, but keep things in perspective, is the advice today to Northlanders from the region’s Civil Defence team. More >>

More heavy rain, winds on way today, North warned

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:17 pm | Northland Emergency Management

More heavy rain, winds on way today, North warned Civil Defence and other officials are keeping a wary eye on the heavens – and an approaching 11am east coast high tide – but say Northland appears to be coping with the latest burst of wet weather, ... More >>

More rain, wind and possible further flooding for Northland

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 10:39 am | Northland Emergency Management

Northlanders are again being warned to prepare for gale force winds, heavy rain and the possibility of further flooding as a low crosses the region today and tomorrow. More >>

Civil Defence, MetService monitoring low’s approach

Friday, 18 July 2014, 12:50 pm | Northland Emergency Management

Northland’s Civil Defence officials and the MetService are continuing to keep a close watch today as a low expected to bring some weekend rain to eastern parts of the region draws closer. Graeme MacDonald, spokesman for the Northland Civil Defence ... More >>

No food supply issues in Northland; Civil Defence

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 9:17 am | Northland Emergency Management

The Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group says there are no issues with food supplies reaching the region. Group spokesman Graeme MacDonald says while a media report had today suggested storm-related damage to the region’s roading network ... More >>

Clean up, welfare issues new focus for North in storm’s wake

Sunday, 13 July 2014, 9:37 am | Northland Emergency Management

Meeting immediate welfare needs and restoration of key infrastructure like power, roading, sewage treatment and water are the new focus for officials in Northland in the wake of one of the most long-running and damaging storms to hit in years. More >>

Wind, more rain, flooding expected in North today

Friday, 11 July 2014, 10:52 am | Northland Emergency Management

A sting in the tale of the storm that has plagued Northlanders for several days is likely to bring strong winds, more heavy rain and more flooding, the Met Service is warning. In its latest severe weather warning for northern and eastern parts of ... More >>

Miserable weather to continue; MetService

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 10:40 am | Northland Emergency Management

Bad weather is continuing to make life miserable in rain-sodden and wind-battered Northland – with the latest forecasts showing no real respite in sight for the next couple of days with more flooding and strong winds now likely. The latest MetService ... More >>

Worst of weather over, but second night without power looms

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 4:06 pm | Northland Emergency Management

The worst of the storm that brought widespread power cuts and surface flooding to Northland appears to have passed, but thousands of people still face the prospect of a second night without power, officials warn. As predicted by the MetService, ... More >>

Gale force wind warning remains

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 10:15 am | Northland Emergency Management

Gale force easterly winds gusting up to 130kmh are expected to continue to impact on storm-battered Northland, where people are today being warned to be very wary of downed power lines. The MetService lifted heavy rain warnings for Northland just ... More >>

Flooding, power outages as severe gales, rain take toll

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 8:41 am | Northland Emergency Management

Thousands of Northlanders across the region are without power and a number of roads are flooded with the gale forces winds that have been battering the region expected to continue into this afternoon. Claire Nyberg, spokesperson for the Northland Civil ... More >>

Expect wet, windy and wild day, North warned

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:36 am | Northland Emergency Management

Northland is being warned to expect increasing surface flooding and possible road closures as the day progresses, with latest forecasts predicting a further 80 to 120mm of rain, topped off by gale force winds this evening. MetService forecasters ... More >>



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