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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 – Wellington

Lower Hutt flooding

Start

20 Dec 1976

03:00 PM

Finish

21 Dec 1976

03:00 PM

Declared at 1500 on 20th, lifted 1500 on 21st. 43 families evacuated. Insurance claims totalled $40.92m (1991). Damage estimated at "close to" $85m (1991)

Floods – Wellington

Upper Hutt flooding

Start

20 Dec 1976

11:25 AM

Finish

21 Dec 1976

12:00 PM

Declared at 1125 on 20th, terminated 1200 on 21st.

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

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