Regional News & Alerts

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.


Residents leave homes, some rescued by boat, after state of emergency declared in Gisborne
At least 1400 homes still without power between Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay
Huge slip between Wairoa and Gisborne creates large lake and “significant hazard”

High tide was at 6:36am and the Taruheru River did not appear to be at risk of breaking its banks, he said.

Auckland Council facilities and services under Step 1 of Alert Level 3

Update 1 November 2021 | If health advice supports it, it is intended that Auckland could move to Step 2 at 11:59pm on 9 November, 2021.
More information on what this means for the council’s services and facilities will be published on OurAuckland in due course. For now, Auckland remains at Alert Level 3 Step 1.
As of 11.59pm, 5 October, Tāmaki Makaurau is at Step 1 of the new Alert Level 3 settings – the first phase of a three-part plan by the Government to ease COVID-19 restrictions across the region.

Mayor Phil Goff encourages Aucklanders to enjoy the eased restrictions, but to do so safely.
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Healthy Active Learning initiative to expand to 800 schools and kura

Healthy Active Learning is a joint initiative between Sport NZ and the Ministries of Health and Education that has been implemented across more than 300 schools and kura since last year.

COVID-19 Sports Sector Update – 1 November

Kia ora koutou,

I hope you are safe and well as we begin a new week and month.

This email summarises today’s media conference which brings better news for Auckland and the Waikato.

  • Restrictions in the Waikato will ease from 11.59pm tomorrow (Tuesday) with a step down to Alert Level 3, Step 2.
  • In principle, there will be a move for Auckland to Alert Level 3, Step 2 from Tuesday 9th November at 11.59pm.

As this is the first time we have moved into a step 2 setting, we are connecting with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) to clarify the changes for sport and recreation, covering the expansion to gatherings sizes and what this means for public facilities.

We aim to be back in touch as quickly as possible once the changes to the Alert Level Order are confirmed. If you are scenario planning, please be sure to check the final guidance before changing your operational plans.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your Partnership Manager or send COVID-19 related queries to this address:

Ngā mihi and thank you for your ongoing patience,

Raelene Castle

Ministry of Health

More than 3.1 million New Zealanders now fully vaccinated

The order of our daily numbers has changed from today, to better reflect the shift in New Zealand’s current response to COVID-19 and the importance of vaccination. For more information

This includes data showing our progress on reaching 90% fully vaccinated eligible people across Aotearoa.

COVID-19 hospitalisation numbers are also highlighted. All other numbers, including daily case updates, remain in the table below.

There were more than 20,000 vaccines administered yesterday taking NZ’s vaccination rate to 88% for first doses and 75% for second doses representing 3,159,301 fully vaccinated New Zealanders.

Getting vaccinated will help to stop you and your loved ones getting seriously ill and could save your life and theirs. If you haven’t been vaccinated, please get your first dose today.

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Covid – Places of Interest in Canterbury

The table contains all current locations of interest.

You can filter results by location name or address (eg, city or suburb) using the search. – enter Christchurch

The most recently added or updated locations are listed first. Locations are removed from this list after 18 days.

This table is currently updated regularly throughout the day until 6pm each day. If the number of locations interest significantly increases after that time, then the last publication time will be extended to 8pm.

In addition to the locations of interest below there are sometimes exposure events that do not involve the general public. In that case the affected people are contacted directly by contact tracers.


King Edward Street closure for Motueka, November into December

From Monday, 1 November 2021 the entry into and out of King Edward Street, Motueka, will be closed for six weeks.


Nevis Bluff, SH6, spring 2021 programme – keeping people safe from bouncing rocks

From next Monday, 1 November 2021, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Nevis Bluff spring safety programme gets underway.

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