State of Local Emergency declared for Southland

Thursday 21 Sep - last updated 7:01 pm

A State of Local Emergency was declared for Southland at 5.50pm on Thursday, 21 September for a period of seven days (unless extended or terminated at an earlier time).

This is due to heavy rainfall causing significant flooding across the Southland region. 

This means Emergency Management Southland has additional powers it can exercise to assist the region’s response and keep people safe. For example:

  • closing roads or public places.
  • undertaking works  –  for example, earthworks required for stabilising land and properties.
  • removing or securing dangerous structures and material.

This region-wide declaration replaces the earlier State of Local Emergency for Gore district.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/cdsouthland or https://cdsouthland.nz/ 




New Zealand Map, Southland highlighted
Southland region

Auckland local transition period extended for January Floods and Cyclone Gabrielle

Thursday 24 Aug - last updated 4:25 pm

The local transition period for Auckland for the January Floods and Cyclone Gabrielle has been extended until 21 September 2023.

The CDEM Act provides for local transition periods to assist with recovery where required and provides powers to Recovery Managers during local transition periods.


Severe weather: Local transition period for Tairāwhiti after Local State of Emergency

Thursday 21 Sep - last updated 4:05 pm

Local Transition Period for Tairāwhiti after the Local State of Emergency .

The local transition period for Tairāwhiti has been extended for a further 28 days and now expires at midday on 1200hrs on 14 October 2023 unless extended or terminated earlier.