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Communities congratulated for quick response

Friday, 2 September 2016, 8:21 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

Tairawhiti Civil Defence Emergency Management controller John Clarke congratulates all the people who chose to self-evacuate from their homes after this morning’s earthquake, especially the Hicks Bay and Te Araroa communities, More >>

Gisborne people may return home; advised to stay off beaches

Friday, 2 September 2016, 7:21 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

People in the Gisborne district may return to their homes but are strongly advised to stay off the beaches and away from streams and estuaries this morning. More >>

Bridge clearing takes longer than expected

Monday, 21 September 2015, 3:31 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

Contractors continue to work towards clearing woody debris from underneath both sides of the Gladstone Road bridge this afternoon. And State Highway 2 remains closed between north of Ormond with floodwaters of half a metre still crossing the highway in several ... More >>

Take extra care on roads, Civil Defence advises

Monday, 21 September 2015, 9:41 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

[ Update: At Okitu, Tairawhiti Roads have placed a pre-warning about a SH35 road closure. The highway has been closed at the Waihau Bay turnoff through to the Tauwhareparae turnoff at Tolaga Bay. This covers the Rototahi wetland area.] More >>

Tsunami warning remains in place for Gisborne district

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 5:12 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

Gisborne residents are advised to stay out of the water and off the beaches and wharves from tonight until midday’s tsunami warning is lifted. More >>

Gisborne Civil Defence prepares for potential tsunami

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 2:22 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

Gisborne-East Coast residents are being advised to stay out of the water, and off the beaches and wharves from tonight, following an 8.3 earthquake off the coast of Chile late this morning. More >>

Clean-up under way along coast

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 9:15 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

Residents and contractors will be out in force this morning to help clean up driftwood and debris along beachfront properties at Hicks Bay, Te Araroa, Waima and Anaura Bay. More >>

More than 100 moved as sea laps coastal communities

Monday, 16 March 2015, 3:49 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

More than 100 people in total have now moved out of their homes at Te Araroa, Waima (Tokomaru Bay) and Anaura Bay as rain, high winds and large swells continue to affect the district. More >>

Problems continue in north of Gisborne

Monday, 16 March 2015, 1:36 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

Heavy north-easterly swells coupled with strong winds continue to cause problems for emergency services in the northern part of the Gisborne district. More >>

City bridges unlikely to close

Monday, 16 March 2015, 12:07 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

Gisborne city’s three bridges are definitely open and unlikely to be closed, Gisborne Civil Defence Emergency Controller Peter Higgs said this morning. More >>

More than 40 evacuated in Gisborne district in wake of Pam

Monday, 16 March 2015, 10:23 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

More than 40 people have been evacuated in the Gisborne district this morning as ex-tropical cyclone Pam continues its southward track, bringing high winds, and rising sea and river levels. More >>

Schools closed as region braces for Pam

Monday, 16 March 2015, 9:08 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

All schools in the Gisborne region are believed to be closed this morning as the region braces itself for ex-tropical cyclone Pam. More >>

Agencies prepare for Cyclone Pam

Friday, 13 March 2015, 1:45 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

Gisborne emergency services are well-prepared for ex-tropical Cyclone Pam with plans in place to minimise the impact on the district and ensure people’s safety. More >>

Keeping watching brief as rain keeps falling

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 9:26 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

GISBORNE CDEM GROUP EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE MEDIA RELEASE 4 April 2012, 8.450am Release No: 2 Gisborne people are advised to drive to the conditions today as rain continues to fall across the district. More >>

Gisborne Civil Defence: Tsunami warning cancelled

Thursday, 7 July 2011, 9:36 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

The small tsunami generated this morning after a 7.8 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands north-east of the North Island has been cancelled. More >>

Gisborne Civil Defence: Stay off beaches

Thursday, 7 July 2011, 8:40 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

A tsunami has been generated this morning after a 7.8 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands north-east of the North Island, and is expected to reach East Cape shortly before 9am. More >>

Sodden district gets off lightly

Wednesday, 7 July 2010, 11:14 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

The highest rainfall for some years has left the Gisborne region sodden, muddy and wet. While the rain has eased, a sunny day looks unlikely for the region until next Thursday. More >>

Rain and river levels ease but dozens in dark

Wednesday, 7 July 2010, 9:29 am | Gisborne Civil Defence

Dozens of people are without power this morning in the northern part of the Gisborne region and seven people remain isolated inland from Ruatoria but the worst of the rain in the region is now over. More >>

Rain continues in sodden district

Tuesday, 6 July 2010, 1:22 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

Slips, surface flooding and fallen trees continue to hound Gisborne today, reflecting the saturated, sodden state of the district. More >>

Council Keeps Watching Brief On Rain Event

Monday, 5 July 2010, 4:44 pm | Gisborne Civil Defence

Gisborne District Council staff and emergency services are keeping a close eye on the weather event expected to bring the highest rainfall to the region for this year. More >>