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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 – Waikato

Paeroa flooding

Start

07 Sep 1976

Finish

07 Sep 1976

Paeroa flooding

Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Feilding flooding

Start

29 Jun 1976

Finish

29 Jun 1976

Feilding flooding

Floods – Taranaki

Opunake flooding

Start

08 Feb 1976

Finish

08 Feb 1976

Contamination of water supply

Hazardous substance incidents – Canterbury

Timaru Gas Leak

Start

25 Sep 1975

Finish

25 Sep 1975

Leak into sewage system

Severe weather – Wellington

Greytown storm

Start

01 Aug 1975

Finish

01 Aug 1975

Greytown storm

Wildfire – Otago

Lake County fire

Start

25 Sep 1974

07:00 PM

Finish

25 Sep 1974

10:00 PM

7pm till 10pm

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay County flooding

Start

17 Aug 1974

01:30 AM

Finish

19 Aug 1974

09:00 AM

Clive, Haumoana and Te Awanga areas. 30 homes evacuated. Declared at 0130 on 17th, lifted at 0900 on 19th

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Hastings Havelock North flooding

Start

16 Jun 1974

09:30 AM

Finish

16 Jun 1974

09:30 AM

0930 till 1930; for low lying areas around Hastings

Floods – West Coast

Karamea flooding

Start

21 Nov 1973

Finish

22 Nov 1973

Several families evacuated

Floods – Northland

Whangarei Hikurangi flooding

Start

16 Jul 1973

Finish

16 Jul 1973

Whangarei Hikurangi flooding

Wildfire – Otago

Tapanui grass fires

Start

02 Mar 1973

Finish

02 Mar 1973

Declaration made to assist mobilisation and welfare of fire fighters

Hazardous substance incidents – Auckland

Parnell leaking fumes

Start

28 Feb 1973

Finish

04 Mar 1973

643 people sent to hospital for checks. "Over 4000 families" evacuated

Floods – Southland

Mataura flooding

Start

09 Sep 1972

Finish

09 Sep 1972

Mataura flooding

Infrastructure failure – Manawatu - Wanganui

Taihape water supply failure

Start

31 Jul 1972

Finish

31 Jul 1972

Taihape water supply failure

Floods – Otago

Clutha County flooding

Start

13 Jun 1972

Finish

14 Jun 1972

Clutha and Paretai areas evacuated

Wildfire – Otago

Lawrence scrub fire

Start

11 Sep 1971

Finish

11 Sep 1971

Fire threatened homes

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Wairoa flooding

Start

04 May 1971

Finish

04 May 1971

Floods – Taranaki

New Plymouth flooding

Start

24 Feb 1971

Finish

25 Feb 1971

EQC claims totalled $17.5m (1994)

Wildfire – Marlborough

Waikawa fire

Start

10 Feb 1971

Finish

16 Feb 1971

Waikawa fire

Severe weather – Manawatu - Wanganui

Dannevirke high winds

Start

24 Sep 1970

Finish

24 Sep 1970

(Declaration lasted 2 hours). 22 houses damaged

Floods – Nelson - Tasman

Nelson flooding

Start

29 Aug 1970

Finish

01 Sep 1970

2 deaths. Several families evacuated.

Floods – Bay of Plenty

Whakatane flooding

Start

14 Aug 1970

Finish

18 Aug 1970

Several families evacuated

Floods – Bay of Plenty

Whakatane flooding

Start

04 Jun 1970

Finish

07 Jun 1970

Whakatane flooding

Floods – Bay of Plenty

Opotiki flooding and power failure

Start

01 Jul 1968

Finish

01 Jul 1968

Opotiki flooding and power failure

Earthquakes – West Coast

Buller combined earthquake

Start

24 May 1968

Finish

30 May 1968

Buller combined earthquake

Earthquakes – West Coast

Inangahua County earthquake

Start

24 May 1968

Finish

30 May 1968

2 deaths (3 others were killed in a helicopter accident during restoration work). 301 evacuees, EQC claims totalled $25.5m (1994)

Floods – Southland

Cyclone Giselle Gore Mataura flooding

Start

10 Apr 1968

Finish

10 Apr 1968

Cyclone Giselle. 300 evacuated in Gore & Mataura, 700 in Wyndham. Across the country this storm resulted in insurance claims of $140.4m (1994) of which the Wahine was worth $104m

Severe weather – Wellington

Cyclone Giselle Upper Hutt

Start

10 Apr 1968

Finish

10 Apr 1968

Storm damage (Cyclone Giselle - the Wahine Storm)

Severe weather – Manawatu - Wanganui

Woodville County tornado

Start

24 Nov 1967

Finish

24 Nov 1967

Woodville County tornado

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