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Grants Still Available From Mayoral Flood Relief Fund

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 1:19 pm | Emergency Management Southland

People affected by February’s flooding event can still make applications to the Mayoral Relief Fund for assistance, although they are being urged to get their requests in soon. Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Controller Angus McKay ... More >>

Mergency Management Southland Activates Support Centre

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 5:57 am | Emergency Management Southland

Emergency Management Southland (EMS) has activated an 0800 number, email address and website contact form to ensure every Southlander can access the support they need during the Covid-19 lockdown, Group Controller Angus McKay says. New Zealand ... More >>

Look After Yourselves And Get Help

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 3:09 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland.    Even though the floodwaters are receding many people are still grappling with the aftermath of the emergency. Check in on your family, friends and neighbours. Emergency ... More >>

Farmers Asked To Report Baleage Issues

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 1:47 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Otago and Southland Farmers are being asked by their Rural Support Trust and Emergency Management Southland to report any baleage they are unable to dispose of after the floods. “We need ... More >>

Transition Notice To Take Effect

Monday, 17 February 2020, 5:14 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. The state of emergency for Southland, including Fiordland, will end tomorrow, Tuesday 18 February, at 2.20pm and be replaced by a Transition Notice. Emergency Management Southland controller ... More >>

‘No Swim’ Advisory Lifted

Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:54 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. The all-clear has now been given for swimming and shellfish collection to resume on Oreti Beach and around the New River Estuary. Water samples collected and analysed from the beach ... More >>

Emergency Management Southland Keeping Watch On Weather

Friday, 14 February 2020, 12:48 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Emergency Management Southland is continuing to prepare for rain as a result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi. The system had been sitting off the coast of Australia and was likely to track towards ... More >>

Emergency Management Southland Keeping Watch On Weather

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 5:09 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Emergency Management Southland is preparing for more rain as a result of Ex Tropical Cyclone Uesi. The cyclone is currently sitting of the coast of Australia and likely to track towards ... More >>

Southland Mayoral Relief Fund now open

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 5:03 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. The Southland Mayoral Relief Fund is now open and available to help Southlanders impacted by the 3 February floods. Last week the fund was boosted by a $100,000 contribution from the Government ... More >>

Farmers Need To Get In Touch About Floodbanks

Monday, 10 February 2020, 7:30 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Farmers are encouraged to contact Environment Southland catchment staff if there are any concerns about their stopbanks. Catchment staff are out today assessing floodbanks that have been ... More >>

State of emergency extended

Monday, 10 February 2020, 1:02 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. The state of emergency for Southland, including Fiordland, has been extended until Tuesday 18 February. Emergency Management Southland controller Angus McKay said it was decided at a joint ... More >>

Rural issues an ongoing focus

Monday, 10 February 2020, 10:42 am | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Despite a huge effort to talk to Southland farmers affected by last week’s flooding, there are concerns that some farmers who need help are not getting in touch, said Emergency ... More >>

Milford Still Isolated By Road, More Rural Help

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 12:59 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from the Emergency Management Southland. Southland District Mayor Gary Tong and Emergency Management Southland Controller Angus McKay visited Milford yesterday to assess the damage and to see what else is needed to help locals ... More >>

Southland community steps up

Friday, 7 February 2020, 7:10 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland Southland Emergency Management Controller Bruce Halligan has thanked the Southland community for the huge effort in providing support to each other during the flooding earlier this week. ... More >>

Southland farmers urged to seek help

Friday, 7 February 2020, 5:28 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland. Southland farmers affected by the recent flooding are being reminded that support is available from various sources, including MPI, Emergency Management Southland, the Rural Support ... More >>

Southland Mayoral Relief Fund boost

Friday, 7 February 2020, 5:20 pm | Emergency Management Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland The Southland Mayoral Relief Fund has been boosted by a $100,000 contribution from the Government and will be made available to help Southlanders impacted by the recent floods. “It’s very ... More >>

Mataura and Wyndham flooding update

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 9:29 am | Emergency Management Southland

The towns of Mataura and Wyndham are being assessed from 8am Thursday morning for flooding impacts by teams from Emergency Management Southland. More >>

Route open from Invercargill to Dunedin

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 10:10 pm | Emergency Management Southland

Southland is no longer isolated with an access route between Invercargill and Dunedin open for light traffic. While several roads around Mataura remain closed, an available route can be accessed from SH1 north of Edendale for light vehicles only. Follow ... More >>

Concern over ouvea premix

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 10:30 am | Emergency Management Southland

With peak water flows yet to arrive at Mataura, there is concern about the ouvea premix stored at the Mataura paper mill. More >>

East Gore residents must evacuate now

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 8:07 am | Emergency Management Southland

The concerns over the Mataura River continuing to rise, residents in parts of Gore and Mataura are required to evacuate. The main bridge in Gore will be closed shortly. Residents of East Gore must evacuate immediately. A map outlining the evacuation ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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