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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 – Gisborne

Cyclone Bola Poverty Bay

Start

07 Mar 1988

04:27 PM

Finish

07 Mar 1988

09:00 PM

Cyclone Bola (from 1627 to 2100 hrs)

Other – Hawke's Bay

Fire services strikes

Start

24 Mar 1987

09:00 AM

Finish

08 Apr 1987

10:00 AM

Napier Hastings/Havelock. Fire services strikes (Declarations were from 0900 hrs to 1000 hrs each day from 24.03 to 08.04. In each centre 4 separate declarations were involved)

Wildfire – Waikato

Thames Valley bush fire

Start

19 Mar 1987

04:00 AM

Finish

19 Mar 1987

A bush fire above Thames in the night required evacuation of some 130 people for several hours. (Declared 0400)

Floods – Southland

Southland Region flooding

Start

13 Mar 1987

Finish

16 Mar 1987

For all regions except Bluff Borough & Gore/Mataura (where emergency ended 0930 hrs on 13th). Final termination at 1330 on 16th

Floods – Southland

Southland Region flooding

Start

11 Mar 1987

06:30 PM

Finish

13 Mar 1987

For whole region excluding Bluff Borough (i.e. including Invercargill). Declared at 1830 hrs

Floods – Otago

Vincent Combined flooding

Start

11 Mar 1987

Finish

12 Mar 1987

Declaration for: Vincent County & Cromwell and Alexandra Boroughs

Floods – Southland

Southland Region flooding

Start

10 Mar 1987

05:55 PM

Finish

11 Mar 1987

Declared at 1755 hours for all region except Invercargill City and Bluff Borough. 700 evacuated at Otautau and some at Gore and Mataura

Floods – Southland

Wallace County flooding

Start

10 Mar 1987

04:18 PM

Finish

10 Mar 1987

For Wallace County, declared at 1618 hrs

Earthquakes – Bay of Plenty

Whakatane earthquake

Start

05 Mar 1987

06:00 PM

Finish

12 Mar 1987

Made at 1800 hours. DRC appointed 05.03.87 for 14 days. Reappointed on 19.03.87 for another 14 days.

Earthquakes – Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Region Earthquake

Start

02 Mar 1987

03:17 PM

Finish

05 Mar 1987

06:00 PM

Made at 1517 hours. Over 5000 people left their homes. Concluded at 1800 hrs on the 5th. Insurance claims totalled $408.6m (1994). Agricultural assistance $5.87m (1991)

Earthquakes – Bay of Plenty

Whakatane Earthquake

Start

02 Mar 1987

Finish

Initial declaration made at 1450 hrs following 6.5 earthquake

Floods – Canterbury

Rangiora flooding

Start

11 Aug 1986

03:10 PM

Finish

12 Aug 1986

07:30 AM

For: Rangiora & Kaiapoi Boroughs Eyre County & Rangiora District. 320 people evacuated at Waikuku Beach. Declared 1510, lifted 0730

Floods – Canterbury

Aorangi Region Flooding

Start

11 Aug 1986

Finish

12 Aug 1986

Declaration for Milford Riding (Strathallan County) and Temuka Borough. 65 evacuated. Agricultural assistance $4.79m (1991)

Floods – Canterbury

Aorangi Region Flooding

Start

16 Mar 1986

Finish

24 Mar 1986

Declaration 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)

Floods – Canterbury

Aorangi Region flooding

Start

13 Mar 1986

Finish

16 Mar 1986

Declaration for whole region

Floods – Nelson - Tasman

Nelson Bays Region flooding

Start

25 Jan 1986

Finish

26 Jan 1986

For whole region. About 150 evacuated. Insurance claims excluding EQC totalled $0.6m (1994). Agricultural assistance $0.16m (1991)

Floods – Gisborne

Poverty Bay Combined District fooding

Start

26 Jul 1985

Finish

26 Jul 1985

DRC appointed. About 100 evacuated Declared at 0620 and terminated 1620. Insurance claims excluding EQC totalled $2.7m (1994). Agricultural assistance $0.95m (1991)

Floods – Waikato

Thames Borough and Thames Valley Region flooding and landslip

Start

27 Jan 1984

Finish

22 Feb 1985

4 deaths. 170 evacuated in Te Aroha, some at Thames. Insurance claims excluding EQC totalled $9.4m (1994)

Floods – Southland

Invercargill City flooding

Start

27 Jan 1984

Finish

15 Feb 1984

for Invercargill City

Floods – Southland

Southland region flooding

Start

27 Jan 1984

Finish

09 Feb 1984

Excluded: Boroughs of Gore, Mataura, Bluff & Winton and County of Stewart Island.

Floods – Marlborough

Marlborough flooding

Start

21 Oct 1983

07:30 PM

Finish

22 Oct 1983

08:20 AM

Declared at 1930, lifted at 0820

Floods – Marlborough

Marlborough flooding

Start

10 Jul 1983

08:17 AM

Finish

12 Jul 1983

05:00 PM

Declared at 0817. Ended 1700. About 60 people were evacuated. Stock losses were 25500 sheep, 1000 pigs, 130 cattle, 4 horses

Floods – Nelson - Tasman

Golden Bay flooding

Start

10 Jul 1983

02:20 AM

Finish

11 Jul 1983

09:45 AM

140 people evacuated at Takaka and about 12 at Tapawera. Declared at 0220, lifted at 0945 NCB estimated damage at $4.9m (1991)

Floods – Waikato

Thames-Coromandel flooding

Start

13 Apr 1981

Finish

16 Apr 1981

Floods – Waikato

Paeroa Borough Ohinemuri County flooding

Start

12 Apr 1981

Finish

21 Apr 1981

2250 evacuees in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi. Insurance claims totalled $19.82m (1991)

Floods – Northland

Kerikeri flash flood

Start

20 Mar 1981

Finish

20 Mar 1981

(1 death). Insurance claims (excluding EQC) were $5m (1994)

Hazardous substance incidents – Manawatu - Wanganui

Marton Borough LPG Leakage

Start

28 Sep 1980

Finish

28 Sep 1980

Marton Borough LPG Leakage. 1500 people evacuated.

Severe weather – Wellington

Featherston Borough storm

Start

16 Jun 1980

Finish

28 Sep 1980

Featherston Borough storm

Floods – Taranaki

New Plymouth City flooding

Start

11 Jun 1980

Finish

11 Jun 1980

10 houses evacuated. The Otago and New Plymouth event(s) resulted in insurance claims of $24.54m (1991)

Floods – Otago

Silverpeaks County flooding

Start

05 Jun 1980

Finish

03 Jul 1980

Declaration for Taieri Plain, 1400 people evacuated. Cost estimated at $86m (1991) Agricultural assistance $1.72m (1991)

Floods – Otago

Clutha County flooding

Start

05 Jun 1980

Finish

06 Jun 1980

Clutha County flooding

Floods – Otago

Tuapeka County flooding

Start

05 Jun 1980

Finish

06 Jun 1980

Included Kelso & Tapanui. 50 people evacuated at Kelso

Landslides – Otago

Dunedin City landslips

Start

04 Jun 1980

Finish

05 Jun 1980

Dunedin City landslips

Floods – Wellington

Featherston County flooding

Start

10 Apr 1980

Finish

11 Apr 1980

Featherston County flooding. Not gazetted. 10 families evacuated.

Severe weather – Chatham Islands

Chatham Island storm

Start

17 Mar 1980

Finish

18 Mar 1980

Chatham Island storm. 18 people evacuated.

Floods – Southland

Southland County flooding

Start

17 Jan 1980

Finish

21 Jan 1980

Southland County flooding

Floods – Otago

Tuapeka County flooding

Start

17 Jan 1980

Finish

21 Jan 1980

Kelso & Waitahuna. 50 people evacuated at Kelso. Insurance claims from this event totalled $9.36m (1991)

Floods – Southland

Mataura Borough flooding

Start

17 Jan 1980

Finish

19 Jan 1980

Mataura Borough flooding. 1500 people evacuated.

Floods – Otago

Milton Borough flooding

Start

17 Jan 1980

Finish

18 Jan 1980

Flooding - Milton Borough, Bruce County, Kaitangata Borough, Clutha County, Balclutha Borough, Gore Borough

Severe weather – Canterbury

Mackenzie County storm damage

Start

02 Dec 1979

Finish

04 Dec 1979

Mackenzie County storm damage. Included Mt Cook.

Landslides – Otago

Abbotsford landslip

Start

06 Aug 1979

Finish

10 Sep 1979

Abbotsford. From 20.08 each extension was for a smaller area. Over 600 people evacuated. EQC claims totalled $7.17m (1991)

Wildfire – Taranaki

Waitara Borough fire

Start

18 Apr 1979

Finish

19 Apr 1979

Waitara Borough fire

Floods – West Coast

Franz Josef flooding

Start

07 Mar 1979

Finish

09 Mar 1979

Franz Josef flooding. 28 people evacuated.

Floods – Southland

Mataura flooding

Start

27 Jan 1979

06:20 PM

Finish

28 Jan 1979

09:35 AM

Declared at 1820 on 27th; terminated at 0935 on 28th

Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Ohura flooding

Start

12 Nov 1978

06:20 PM

Finish

13 Nov 1978

09:35 AM

Declared at 1820 on 27th; terminated at 0935 on 28th

Floods – Southland

Invercargill, Bluff & Stewart Island flooding and storm damage

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

19 Oct 1978

Invercargill, Bluff & Stewart Island flooding and storm damage

Floods – Southland

Mataura flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

19 Oct 1978

1826 people evacuated. Direct damage estimated at$30m (1991). (Insurance claims from this totalled $46.8m (1991). Stock losses: 30,000 sheep, 800 cattle, 900 beehives

Floods – Southland

Southland County flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

17 Oct 1978

Including Gore and Wyndham. 700 evacuated overnight on 14th at Wyndham

Floods – Otago

Bruce County flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

18 Oct 1978

Including Kaitangata. 200 evacuated at Paretai

Floods – Otago

Clutha County flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

16 Oct 1978

Including Balclutha

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