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Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast2 days ago

Our Natural Hazards Analyst Jo Paterson and West Coast Regional Council River Engineers met with Canterbury river experts to learn about the Papatea fault rupture and the change it has had on the Clarence River flood risk to the community.

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

Recently our West Coast CDEM Coordinating Executive Group (CEG) meeting was held in part at Gaunt Creek near Whataroa with Gray Eatwell owner of Alpine Fault Tours and Westland District Southern Ward Councillor.

The group consisted of senior managers and planners for...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast2 weeks ago

What happens when NZ receives a notification of a potential tsunami? What is the process?

Firstly the notification is interpreted by NZ tsunami experts and made relevant to NZ before being pushed out by MCDEM.

It's important to conduct...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast2 weeks ago

Radio check time!

Matt and our Barrytown community coordinator George Coates just completed our monthly radio communications checks with the community radios and our CDEM radios.

While we were in Barrytown we upgraded the base unit so our...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast3 weeks ago

UPDATE 12:30pm Tue 4 Sept: Precautionary boil water notice now LIFTED

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER – GREYMOUTH WATER SUPPLY
COMMENCING SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 12.30PM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO HAND HELD WATERING DEVICES TO BE USED DUE TO...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast3 weeks ago

* UPDATED AS AT 12.45PM, 1 SEPTEMBER: All properties on Greymouth Water Supply now on BOIL WATER NOTICE until further notice. See here for details: https://www.facebook.com/GreyDC/photos/a.132452480167976/1962355500510989/?type=3&theater *

CONSERVE WATER – ALL OF GREYMOUTH: Due to an urgent issue with our...

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