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Emergency Declarations 2006-2011

Date of DeclarationDate of TerminationArea Involved or Making DeclarationEmergencyNotes
07.07.200608.07.2006Rangitikei DistrictFloodingDeclared at 1719 only for purpose of evacuation of people in lower Whangeahu valley. Enforcement powers ware required as some people resisted evacuation and the local Controller wanted all at risk to be evacuated before dark- river was still rising and flooding expected. Air force helicopter supported evacuations. Declaration lifted following morning at 0851.
05/07/200707/07/2007Taranaki DistrictTornadoOn the 5th July a series of tornadoes struck Taranaki causing widespread damage to dwellings and properties. A declaration of local emergency was declared by the Taranaki CDEM Group on Thursday evening 5th July, 2007, and the EOC was activated. The declaration was lifted on Saturday 7th July 2007 after the 9am briefing and recovery coordination was in place
10/07/0713/07/07Far North DCFloodingThe Far North District Council Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated at 0952 hours on 10 July and stood down at 1230 hours on Friday 13 July. A Local State of Emergency was declared by Her Worship the Mayor, Yvonne Sharp, at 1615 hours on 10 July. The state of emergency was terminated at 1500 hours on Friday 13 July 2007.
30/07/0731/07/07MiltonFloodingOn Monday 30 July 2007, over 90mm of rain fell in the Milton area. A Civil Defence emergency was declared for the Bruce Ward, particularly the Milton Township, at 8.40pm on Monday 30 July. The declaration was lifted at 9.00am on the morning of Tuesday 31 July after rain subsided and the recovery structure was in place.
21/12/0722/12/07GisborneEarthquakeA magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred at 20:55 hours on Thursday 20 December approximately 50 km south-east of Gisborne at a depth of approximately 40 km with a number of after shocks. The earthquake caused damage to some buildings and minor disruption to power supply.
No deaths or significant injuries occurred. Most damage occurred in the Gisborne City central business district (CBD).
30/07/2008 1600 hours31/7/2008, 1500 hoursMarlboroughFloodingDeclaration made to assist police in evacuating approx 40 people in Picton.
29/06/2009 1600 hoursNAWaihi Village, Lake TaupoLandslipsEvacuate the village of Waihi plus 2-3 houses not in village.
4/09/2010 1000hrs15/09/2010 1200hrsWaimakariri DistrictEarthquakeA magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred at 04:35 hours on Saturday 4th September 2010 approximately 30 km west of Christchurch causing damage to a number of buildings and major disruption to the Canterbury region. No fatalities were recorded as a direct result of the earthquake.
Selwyn District
Christchurch City
23/02/2011 1030hrs30/4/2011 12midnightChristchurch CityEarthquakeA magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 1251 hours on Tuesday 22 February 2011 approximately 10 km south- east of Christchurch causing significant damage to a number of buildings and major disruption to the Canterbury region. 181 confirmed fatalities were recorded as a direct result of the earthquake. A state of national emergency was declared.
28/4/2011 0730hrs3/5/2011 0800hrsHawke's BayFloodingCentral Hawke’s Bay District Council declared in response to flooding and landslips in the Hawke’s Bay area.