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Help Available For Canterbury Residents

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 4:39 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

Cantabrians in need of assistance in accessing essential household goods and services due to the COVID-19 lockdown can get help via a local helpline. Civil Defence Emergency Management Canterbury Group Controller Neville Reilly said that, in partnership with ... More >>

Cyclone Cook to serve up high winds

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 5:15 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

Metservice have said that on top of heavy rain, severe gales with gusts of 150 km/h or more are possible for Bay of Plenty from late Thursday afternoon. This means that people need to prepare their properties for high winds by securing, or moving indoors, ... More >>

Urgent warning – Conway River

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 5:14 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

People are urged to stay out of the river bed and well away from the Conway River. More >>

Local state of emergency extended

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:05 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

The local state of emergency that has been in place in Canterbury for the past week has been extended for another seven days. More >>

Kaikoura Emergency Access Route (Inland Road) – part access

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:35 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

The Kaikoura Emergency Access Route (Inland Road) remains closed today, however the Canterbury Civil Defence Group has prioritised authorised access for supplies and a planned return for Mt Lyford residents. More >>

Hapuku River Update - November 17

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 9:46 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

The Canterbury Civil Defence Group is advising people to stay away from the Hapuku River. There is a 150m high dam caused by the earthquakes which could rapidly fail spilling water and debris from the new ‘lake’ over (or through) the dam due to ... More >>

State of local emergency for Hurunui and Kaikoura declared

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 11:10 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

All districts in Canterbury are coordinating with each other to provide support to Hurunui and Kaikoura. More >>

Local state of emergency for Canterbury

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:30 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

At 12pm (midday) today (15 November) Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group declared a local state of emergency for Canterbury More >>

Quake and Tsunami alert - Media Release #3

Monday, 14 November 2016, 11:08 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

Tsunami threat has been downgraded to marine and beach areas. People who have evacuated can now return home safely. More >>

Canterbury CDEM Update: 7am

Monday, 14 November 2016, 7:14 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

Monday 14 November 2016 Canterbury CDEM Update: 7am Christchurch Civil Defence and Emergency Management is advising people who live outside the evacuation areas in the city who have left their homes that they can now begin to make their way home. ... More >>

Evacuation For People within 1km Of Canterbury Coastline

Monday, 14 November 2016, 4:21 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

The Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Canterbury Group is telling people within one kilometre of the Canterbury coastline to evacuate inland or to higher ground. More >>

Canterbury - 3.50am Civil Defence earthquake update

Monday, 14 November 2016, 4:14 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

Civil Defence Controller John Mackie says people in low-lying coastal areas within one kilometre of the Canterbury coast are instructed to evacuate inland or head to higher ground. Tsunami sirens have been sounding for some time and there operation ... More >>

Hurunui Earthquake - Media Statement #1, 1.13am 14.11.16

Monday, 14 November 2016, 1:54 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

There has been an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 centred in/near Hanmer Springs, Hurunui and a number of large aftershocks in the North Canterbury region. More >>

Be prepared for hazardous winter conditions

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 2:10 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

Heavy snow to sea level has been forecast for Canterbury this week on Thursday and Friday. The current forecast suggests the snow fall could be significant and last for up to two days. More >>

Make sure you are well prepared for winter conditions

Monday, 27 May 2013, 2:18 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

Christchurch people are well versed at ensuring their emergency supplies are fully stocked, but with inclement weather forecast, now is a good time to check winter supplies. More >>

Canterbury teams supporting Nelson-Tasman flood response

Tuesday, 20 December 2011, 2:45 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management personnel are actively supporting their colleagues managing the response to state of emergency in Nelson-Tasman. More >>

Food and fuel supplies reaching Christchurch

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 9:15 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

Canterbury’s Civil Defence Group Controller, Ken Taylor, is reassuring Christchurch residents that sufficient supplies of food and fuel are reaching the city following the earthquake. Mr Taylor said that fuel is being transported to Christchurch through ... More >>

Cicil Defence Earthquake Update – February 23 2011

Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 3:48 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

Civil Defence reminds all Christchurch people to take care of themselves and their neighbours and family during the aftershocks from yesterday’s shallow and devastating earthquake. As much as possible people need to take care of themselves and their ... More >>

Earthquake Civil Defence Update – Feb 23 2011 – 6.10 am

Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 9:10 am | Canterbury Civil Defence

Civil Defence is giving visitors to Christchurch the opportunity to relocate to Wellington following yesterday’s earthquake. The decision to relocate visitors has been made in order to free up accommodation in Christchurch and also reunite ... More >>

Canterbury Civil Defence Management Group Update - 5.15pm

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 5:31 pm | Canterbury Civil Defence

Media Statement – 5.15 pm Road closures update. Please do not travel unless necessary . • The Summit Road and Lyttelton Tunnel is closed. • Dyers and Gebbies Pass have had landslips but are open, please proceed with caution. • Evans Pass and ... More >>