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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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Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Wanganui flooding

Start

14 Oct 2013

Finish

15 Oct 2013

The Mayor of Wanganui declared a local state of emergency in Wanganui in response to persistent heavy rain and high river levels.

Tsunami

Santa Cruz Islands tsunami

Start

06 Feb 2013

02:12 PM

Finish

07 Feb 2013

04:20 PM

Potential Threat to New Zealand advisory for North Cape, Auckland West, East Cape, Gisborne, Auckland East, New Plymouth, Wellington.

Volcanic unrest – Manawatu - Wanganui

Tongariro volcanic activity

Start

06 Aug 2012

12:25 PM

Finish

14 Jan 2013

Volcanic activity at Mt Tongariro. As GNS Science reports that the current status of Mount Tongariro is likely to remain indefinitely, with gas and steam emission continuing to be a feature for several years, this will be the last update published on the MCDEM website until the situation changes.

Earthquakes – Canterbury

Lyttelton earthquake

Start

24 Dec 2011

Finish

24 Dec 2011

07:00 PM

Lyttelton earthquake. The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) was activated in response to the Lyttelton quake event. The NCMC stood down at 7:00pm on Friday 23 December 2011.

Floods – Nelson - Tasman

Nelson Flooding

Start

13 Dec 2011

Finish

28 Dec 2011

08:00 AM

Nelson Flooding

Tsunami

Kermadec Islands tsunami

Start

22 Oct 2011

06:57 AM

Finish

22 Oct 2011

Potential tsunami threat to New Zealand

Tsunami

Kermadec Islands tsunami

Start

06 Jul 2011

Finish

07 Jul 2011

#Tsunami warning has been cancelled 0900, 7 July 2011 A tsunami was confirmed from the earthquake in the Kermadec Islands. Advice from GNS Science is that the tsunami does not represent a threat to New Zealand. However, they expect that there will be unusually strong tidal surges and currents. For the next 24 hours people should exercise caution and discretion before entering the water or going out in small boats in all parts of New Zealand.

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay flooding

Start

28 Apr 2011

07:30 AM

Finish

03 May 2011

08:00 AM

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council declared in response to flooding and landslips in the Hawke’s Bay area.

Tsunami

Japan Tsunami

Start

11 Mar 2011

08:00 PM

Finish

12 Mar 2011

05:30 PM

Earthquakes – Canterbury

Christchurch Earthquake

Start

23 Feb 2011

10:30 AM

Finish

30 Apr 2011

12:00 AM

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 1251 hours on Tuesday 22 February 2011 approximately 10 km south- east of Christchurch causing significant damage to a number of buildings and major disruption to the Canterbury region. 181 confirmed fatalities were recorded as a direct result of the earthquake. A state of national emergency was declared.

Earthquakes – Canterbury

Canterbury Earthquake

Start

04 Sep 2010

10:00 AM

Finish

15 Sep 2010

12:00 AM

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred at 04:35 hours on Saturday 4th September 2010 approximately 30 km west of Christchurch causing damage to a number of buildings and major disruption to the Canterbury region. No fatalities were recorded as a direct result of the earthquake.

Landslides – Waikato

Waihi Village Landlides

Start

29 Jun 2009

04:00 PM

Finish

Landlsides led to the evacuation of the village of Waihi, Lake Taupo plus 2-3 houses not in village.

Floods – Marlborough

PIcton flooding

Start

30 Jul 2008

04:00 PM

Finish

31 Jul 2008

03:00 PM

Declaration made to assist police in evacuating approx. 40 people in Picton.

Earthquakes – Gisborne

Gisborne earthquake

Start

21 Dec 2007

Finish

22 Dec 2007

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred at 20:55 hours on Thursday 20 December approximately 50 km south-east of Gisborne at a depth of approximately 40 km with a number of after shocks. The earthquake caused damage to some buildings and minor disruption to power supply. No deaths or significant injuries occurred. Most damage occurred in the Gisborne City central business district (CBD).

Floods – Otago

MIlton flooding

Start

30 Jul 2007

Finish

31 Jul 2007

On Monday 30 July 2007, over 90mm of rain fell in the Milton area. A Civil Defence emergency was declared for the Bruce Ward, particularly the Milton Township, at 8.40pm on Monday 30 July. The declaration was lifted at 9.00am on the morning of Tuesday 31 July after rain subsided and the recovery structure was in place.

Floods – Northland

Far North flooding

Start

10 Jul 2007

Finish

13 Jul 2007

The Far North District Council Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated at 0952 hours on 10 July and stood down at 1230 hours on Friday 13 July. A Local State of Emergency was declared by Her Worship the Mayor, Yvonne Sharp, at 1615 hours on 10 July. The state of emergency was terminated at 1500 hours on Friday 13 July 2007.

Severe weather – Taranaki

Taranaki District Tornado

Start

05 Jul 2007

Finish

07 Jul 2007

On the 5th July a series of tornadoes struck Taranaki causing widespread damage to dwellings and properties. A declaration of local emergency was declared by the Taranaki CDEM Group on Thursday evening 5th July, 2007, and the EOC was activated. The declaration was lifted on Saturday 7th July 2007 after the 9am briefing and recovery coordination was in place

Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Rangitikei District flooding

Start

07 Jul 2006

05:19 PM

Finish

08 Jul 2006

08:51 AM

Declared at 1719 only for purpose of evacuation of people in lower Whangeahu valley. Enforcement powers ware required as some people resisted evacuation and the local Controller wanted all at risk to be evacuated before dark- river was still rising and flooding expected. Air force helicopter supported evacuations. Declaration lifted following morning at 0851.

Landslides – Bay of Plenty

Tauranga District Flooding, Landslips

Start

18 May 2005

Finish

20 Jul 2005

Houses destroyed & damaged in Tauranga due to landslips. Evacuations

Floods – Bay of Plenty

Flooding, Landslips

Start

17 May 2005

06:43 PM

Finish

30 May 2005

Declared at 1843 for Edgecumbe-Tarawera Ward. Matata township significant damage due to mudslides and debris flows down mountain. 27 homes destroyed, 87 damaged. Local roads, SH2 & rail extensively damaged. Evacuations.

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