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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)

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