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Civil Defense – Get Flood Prepared

Floods happen often in New Zealand and can cause a lot of damage and loss of life. Find out what to do before, during and after flooding.

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Gisborne floods: Landslide risk warning as rain continues to fall

Some areas received more than 200mm of rain in a 24-hour period, the Gisborne District Council says.

A local state of emergency is continuing in Tairāwhiti/Gisborne on Friday after steady rain contributed to flooding overnight.

Some areas have received more than 200 millimetres of rain on Thursday and the heavy rain forced some residents to leave their homes amid worsening flooding and rising river levels.

Kupu Lloyd, civil defence operator for Gisborne District Council, said river levels had dropped on Friday morning, but concerns remained.

“There’s quite a lot of surface flooding, and the ground is saturated, so we are starting to get quite a few landslides,” he said.

 

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Growing conservation efforts in Gisborne

A big injection of Jobs for Nature funding will create much-needed jobs and financial security for families in TeTairāwhiti, and has exciting prospects for conservation in the region, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.
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Severe Weather Warnings – Gisborne and Ruatoria

Severe Weather Warnings Issued at: 9:12am Monday, 24th May 2021. People are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts in case any changes are made.
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East Coast Dental Service for young people starts

A dental service for young people living on the East Coast has started.
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Open fire season for Gisborne /Tairāwhiti

Gisborne/Tairāwhiti moves to an open fire season from 8am Monday 29 March 2021.

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$5.5 million funding boost for Māori Trades and Training

Whānau and communities in Tairāwhiti-East Coast, Northland-Tai Tokerau and the Bay of Plenty are set to benefit from a funding boost for Māori Trades and Training, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced today.

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Connecting with our seas this Seaweek 6-14 March 2021

Celebrate our connection to the sea this Seaweek by joining a community snorkel day at Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve this Saturday.

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Water Skills for Life is the essential beginning for lifelong water safety

Water Skills For Life was developed for children in Years 1 – 8 to learn water safety. It establishes broad fundamental competencies for life-long water safety.

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