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This section lists emergencies where there has been a Civil Defence response. Note: not all emergencies have had a state of emergency declared.

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Floods – Otago

Tuapeka County flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

15 Oct 1978

Declaration included Roxburgh, Lawrence and Tapanui. All 17 homes at Kelso evacuated

Severe weather – Waikato

Thames storm and flooding

Start

19 Jul 1978

Finish

21 Jul 1978

Thames storm and flooding

Severe weather – Waikato

Te Aroha and Piako County Storm

Start

19 Jul 1978

Finish

20 Jul 1978

Winds up to 140 knots at Mt Te Aroha; train derailed on Piako River bridge; more than 100 homes damaged

Floods – West Coast

Haast flooding

Start

27 Mar 1978

Finish

27 Mar 1978

Haast flooding

Floods – Canterbury

Wairewa flooding

Start

04 Jul 1977

Finish

04 Jul 1977

Declaration made for Little River

Floods – Gisborne

Gisborne City flooding

Start

21 Jun 1977

Finish

22 Jun 1977

Gisborne City flooding

Floods – West Coast

Greymouth flooding

Start

19 Jan 1977

03:30 AM

Finish

19 Jan 1977

Declared at 0330. 40 people evacuated

Floods – Wellington

Upper Hutt flooding

Start

22 Dec 1976

04:30 PM

Finish

23 Dec 1976

12:00 PM

Second declaration for Pinehaven early at 1630 on 22nd, lifted at 1200 on 23rd. 22 families evacuated

Floods – Wellington

Lower Hutt flooding

Start

20 Dec 1976

03:00 PM

Finish

21 Dec 1976

03:00 PM

Declared at 1500 on 20th, lifted 1500 on 21st. 43 families evacuated. Insurance claims totalled $40.92m (1991). Damage estimated at "close to" $85m (1991)

Floods – Wellington

Upper Hutt flooding

Start

20 Dec 1976

11:25 AM

Finish

21 Dec 1976

12:00 PM

Declared at 1125 on 20th, terminated 1200 on 21st.

Floods – Waikato

Paeroa flooding

Start

07 Sep 1976

Finish

07 Sep 1976

Paeroa flooding

Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Feilding flooding

Start

29 Jun 1976

Finish

29 Jun 1976

Feilding flooding

Floods – Taranaki

Opunake flooding

Start

08 Feb 1976

Finish

08 Feb 1976

Contamination of water supply

Hazardous substance incidents – Canterbury

Timaru Gas Leak

Start

25 Sep 1975

Finish

25 Sep 1975

Leak into sewage system

Severe weather – Wellington

Greytown storm

Start

01 Aug 1975

Finish

01 Aug 1975

Greytown storm

Wildfire – Otago

Lake County fire

Start

25 Sep 1974

07:00 PM

Finish

25 Sep 1974

10:00 PM

7pm till 10pm

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay County flooding

Start

17 Aug 1974

01:30 AM

Finish

19 Aug 1974

09:00 AM

Clive, Haumoana and Te Awanga areas. 30 homes evacuated. Declared at 0130 on 17th, lifted at 0900 on 19th

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Hastings Havelock North flooding

Start

16 Jun 1974

09:30 AM

Finish

16 Jun 1974

09:30 AM

0930 till 1930; for low lying areas around Hastings

Floods – West Coast

Karamea flooding

Start

21 Nov 1973

Finish

22 Nov 1973

Several families evacuated

Floods – Northland

Whangarei Hikurangi flooding

Start

16 Jul 1973

Finish

16 Jul 1973

Whangarei Hikurangi flooding

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