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Emergency Declarations 1979-1986

Date of DeclarationDate of TerminationArea Involved or Making DeclarationEmergencyNotes
27.01.197928.01.79MatauraFloodingDeclared at 1820 on 27th; terminated at 0935 on 28th
07.03.197909.03.79Franz JosefFlooding28 people evacuated
18.04.197919.04.79Waitara BoroughFire
06.08.197910.09.79Green Is BoroughLandslipAbbotsford. From 20.08 each extension was for a smaller area.
Over 600 people evacuated. EQC claims totalled $7.17m (1991)
02.12.197904.12.79Mackenzie CtyStorm damageIncluded Mt Cook
17.01.198018.01.80Milton Borough
Bruce County Kaitangata Bgh
Clutha County Balclutha Bgh
Gore Borough
17.01.198019.01.80Mataura BoroughFlooding1500 people evacuated
17.01.198021.01.80Tuapeka CountyFloodingKelso & Waitahuna. 50 people evacuated at Kelso. Insurance claims from this event totalled $9.36m (1991)
17.01.198021.01.80Southland CountyFlooding
17.03.198018.03.80Chatham IslandStorm18 people evacuated
10.04.198011.04.80Featherston CntyFloodingNot gazetted. 10 families evacuated
04.06.198005.06.80Dunedin CityLandslips
05.06.198006.06.80Tuapeka CountyFloodingIncluded Kelso & Tapanui. 50 people evacuated at Kelso
05.06.198006.06.80Clutha CountyFlooding
05.06.198003.07.80Silverpeaks CountyFloodingDeclaration for Taieri Plain, 1400 people evacuated. Cost estimated at $86m (1991) Agricultural assistance $1.72m (1991)
11.06.198011.06.80N.Plymouth CityFlooding10 houses evacuated. The Otago and New Plymouth event(s) resulted in insurance claims of $24.54m (1991)
16.06.198016.06.80Featherston BghStorm
28.09.198028.09.80Marton BoroughLPG leakage1500 people evacuated

Date of DeclarationDate of TerminationArea Involved or Making DeclarationEmergencyNotes
20.03.198120.03.81KerikeriFlash flood(1 death). Insurance claims (excluding EQC) were $5m (1994)
12.04.198121.04.81Paeroa Borough Ohinemuri CountyFlooding2250 evacuees in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi. Insurance claims totalled $19.82m (1991)
10.07.198311.07.83Golden BayFlooding140 people evacuated at Takaka and about 12 at Tapawera. Declared at 0220, lifted at 0945 NCB estimated damage at $4.9m (1991)
10.07.198312.07.83MarlboroughFloodingDeclared at 0817. Ended 1700. About 60 people were evacuated. Stock losses were 25500 sheep, 1000 pigs, 130 cattle, 4 horses
21.10.198322.10.83MarlboroughFloodingDeclared at 1930, lifted at 0820
21.10.198322.10.83Golden BayFloodingDeclared at 1737, lifted at 0824. The July and October events in Golden Bay and Marlborough together resulted in insurance claims of $7.09m (1991). Agricultural assistance in October was $0.16m (1991)
27.01.198409.02.84Southland RegionFloodingExcluded: Boroughs of Gore, Mataura, Bluff & Winton and County of Stewart Island.
15.02.84Southland RegionFloodingFor Invercargill City
22.02.85Thames Borough and Thames Valley RegionFlooding/ landslip4 deaths. 170 evacuated in Te Aroha, some at Thames. Insurance claims excluding EQC totalled $9.4m (1994)
26.07.198526.07.85Poverty Bay Combined DistrictFloodingDRC appointed. About 100 evacuated Declared at 0620 and terminated 1620. Insurance claims excluding EQC totalled $2.7m (1994). Agricultural assistance $0.95m (1991)
25.01.198626.01.86Nelson Bays RegionFloodingFor whole region. About 150 evacuated. Insurance claims excluding EQC totalled $0.6m (1994). Agricultural assistance $0.16m (1991)
13.03.198616.03.86Aorangi RegionFloodingDeclaration for whole region
16.03.198624.03.86Aorangi RegionFloodingDeclaration for: Strathallan County, Waimate Combined District, Temuka Borough and Timaru City. The Waihao peaked at 1250 cumecs (design was 800). DRC appointed on 16.3.86 for 28 days, renewed for 28 days and concluded 11.5.86. 1160 people evacuated from Pleasant Point to Timaru and 200 from Seadown to Temuka. One death. Insurance claims, excluding EQC totalled $27.2m (1994). Rail and road damage was estimated at $30.65m (1991). Agricultural assistance estimated at $4.67m (1991)
11.08.198612.08.86Aorangi RegionFloodingDeclaration for Milford Riding (Strathallan County) and Temuka Borough. 65 evacuated. Agricultural assistance $4.79m (1991)
11.08.198612.08.86RangioraFloodingFor: Rangiora & Kaiapoi Boroughs Eyre County & Rangiora District. 320 people evacuated at Waikuku Beach. Declared 1510, lifted 0730