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Historical emergencies

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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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)

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