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Travellers advised to stay put

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 11:55 am | Otago Civil Defence

Otago Civil Defence Group Controller Richard Saunders said that people should stay where they are, rather than heading south and waiting at roadblocks or in towns along the way. More >>

Otago flooding update Emergency Management Otago

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 10:15 pm | Otago Civil Defence

Media Advisory - February 4, 2020 8:30pm Emergency Management Otago will continue to monitor the situation across Otago as heavy rainfall has impacted the region causing surface flooding, slips and rising lake and river levels. Rainfall has been consistent ... More >>

Work to restore Roxburgh’s water, sewerage, road access

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 5:20 pm | Otago Civil Defence

Work to restore Roxburgh’s water supply, sewerage system and road access into town is continuing with one eye on the weather. More >>

Potential Marine and Beach Threat CANCELLED

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:05 am | Otago Civil Defence

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelledthe Tsunami Potential Threat advisory issued earlier this morning. More >>

Otago civil defence staff head north

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 4:09 pm | Otago Civil Defence

The Otago Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group is responding to a request for assistance in the wake of yesterday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake near Hanmer Springs. Regional manager Chris Hawker is on his way to Canterbury to help with Civil ... More >>

Media Advisory #5: Otago beach and marine threat lifted

Monday, 14 November 2016, 12:46 pm | Otago Civil Defence

Seismic activity is ongoing and civil defence staff will continue to monitor this and update the public if the situation changes. More >>

Otago CDEM Group Media Advisory #4 - final

Monday, 14 November 2016, 7:07 am | Otago Civil Defence

Media Advisory #4 6:45 This will be the final release from Otago CDEM unless the situation changes. Otago Civil Defence has moved to a monitoring status in response to the beach and marine threat to the region following this morning’s earthquakes ... More >>

New structure strengthens Otago Civil Defence

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 5:00 pm | Otago Civil Defence

Otago’s six councils today announced the decision to move to a centralised model for the delivery of Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) in Otago. More >>

New website go-to tool for emergency planning in Otago

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 3:27 pm | Otago Civil Defence

Emergency Management Otago today launched a new website to help residents prepare for and respond to emergencies. More >>

Otago Tsunami Advisory Lifted

Friday, 2 September 2016, 7:54 am | Otago Civil Defence

The tsunami threat to the South Island has been lifted.     The Otago Civil Defence Emergency Management Group activated in response to the tsunami advisory of a potential threat to the coast. We are in a monitoring response.   The warning is still in ... More >>

Tsunami sea rise expected for southern coast

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 4:38 pm | Otago Civil Defence

Wave surges of up to 30cm from a tsunami generated by an 8.3 magnitude near Chile earthquake are expected to cause some wave surges along the Otago coast from Oamaru to the Catlins from around about 2am tomorrow morning. More >>

New Civil Defence manager/controller appointed for Otago

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 11:33 am | Otago Civil Defence

Chris Hawker, of Christchurch, has been appointed as the inaugural manager/controller for the Otago Regional Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group, effective from November 2. More >>

Emergencies highlight the need for community preparedness

Friday, 5 June 2015, 12:37 pm | Otago Civil Defence

This week’s flooding, the recent 4.7 magnitude earthquake centred near Dunedin, and the May earthquake just north of Wanaka are a timely reminder of some of the region’s hazards and the need for everyone to be prepared for them. More >>

Focus on infrastructure emergency preparedness boosted

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 4:18 pm | Otago Civil Defence

The Otago Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group has received a $55,000 Government grant to help ensure essential infrastructure services perform as effectively as possible in a civil defence emergency. More >>

Otago community responds well to earthquake drill

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 6:45 pm | Otago Civil Defence

More than 50,000 Otago people took part in today’s nationwide Shakeout earthquake drill, making it one of the biggest public education exercises seen in the region. More >>

All in readiness for nationwide earthquake drill

Monday, 24 September 2012, 2:51 pm | Otago Civil Defence

24 September 2012 All in readiness for nationwide earthquake drill Otago local authorities are ready for New Zealand Shakeout, the nationwide earthquake simulation drill which will take place this Wednesday (September 26) at 9.26am. Nearly 50,000 people in ... More >>