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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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Know the water safety code to stay safe in the water this summer

November is Water Safety Awareness month and, with summer approaching, Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is cautioning New Zealanders that more fatalities occur in spring and summer than at any other time during the year[1].

Warmer weather will see more New Zealanders heading to our beaches, lakes and rivers. Research[2] conducted in 2021 found that 3.2 million (85 percent) Kiwis visited the coast in the past 12 months, almost half of them (48 percent) doing so monthly, and a quarter of Kiwis also visiting rivers made up predominantly of young people under 25 years.

People aren’t just taking in the scenery either; over 2 million people are active while visiting the coast, including swimming or playing in the water.

WSNZ’s Chief Executive, Daniel Gerrard, says: “We want everyone to enjoy their time whether it’s at the beach, lake or river but remind people to take personal responsibility for theirs and their family’s safety in or around water.

“Be prepared, know the risks and your limits, and watch out for yourself and others.”

WSNZ says swimming at the beach or river is quite different to swimming in a pool and poses additional risk. While a third of people swimming in the ocean, and a quarter swimming at rivers, say it is not at all or not very hazardous, the drowning statistics prove otherwise. Swimming has the highest number of preventable drownings[3] compared to other water-related activities, with 95 deaths recorded over the past five years (2016-2020: 390 incidents).

WSNZ is urging people to know the water safety code for safe play in the water.
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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.

Covid 19 Symptoms

If you develop symptoms of Covid – 19 you need to get a test 

Heavy rain and wind is affecting roads around the region.

Heavy rain and wind is affecting roads around the region. Wasterwater and stormwater systems are also under pressure so please treat all water with caution and don’t collect shellfish at this time. The rubbish and recycling collection for Golden Bay has also been affected today.
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COVID-19 vaccination update 23 July 2021

We are currently offering vaccination to people in Groups 1, 2 and 3. We have completed vaccination clinics for all rest homes in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough and have started to vaccinate people in their homes if they are not able to leave their house easily.
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Update on 17 July 2021 weather event

July 18 2021 – 1430 hours: Following the weather event on 17 July 2021, the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Management team have been working with various agencies to respond and support our region. With river levels receding and roads starting to open, the Emergency Operations Centre in Richmond will be closing down from this afternoon.
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Update on 17 July 2021 weather event

July 17 2021 Update 14:00 hours: The Nelson Tasman region has seen some heavy rainfall and strong winds over the last 12 hours. The Anatoki (at Paradise) has received the most rainfall with over 600 mm recorded from this event so far.
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RSV and other viruses: Please do not visit patients in hospital if you are unwell

Nelson Marlborough, like other regions in New Zealand, is experiencing an increase in respiratory illness amongst pre-school aged children and infants.
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2021 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

Let’s celebrate and pay tribute to those individuals and teams of volunteers who make a difference to New Zealanders’ health. Nominations are now open for the 2021 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards, which recognise the thousands of unsung heroes who help support New Zealand’s health and disability system. I
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