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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.

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