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Civil Defence West Coast1 day ago

Buller is still under a medium scale adverse drought event which was extended by Minister Damien O'Connor on the 12th of March.

It is important people are aware of the extension of the drought classification so they are able to access the...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast3 days ago

Please check out our latest newsletter below ...
Some great work happening out there with our partner agencies and communities.

Westland District Council Grey District Council Buller District Council West Coast Regional Council Buller Civil Defence

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

SEVERE WEATHER CROWD SOURCED IMAGES - SHARE PHOTOS WITH US:
Check out our Crowdsoucing tool for sharing photos and gaining situational awareness.

If you have photos that you think will be helpful to CDEM and our partner agencies in gaining...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

LIFELINES - NZTA Update:

NZTA are encouraging all road users to be vigilant on the South Island’s West Coast highways and roads from tomorrow (Friday) afternoon and into Saturday with heavy rain forecast. (See video rain radar).

Please be...

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NZ Transport Agency - South Island
We are encouraging all road users to be vigilant on the South Island’s West Coast highways and roads from tomorrow (Friday) afternoon and into Saturday with heavy rain forecast. (See video rain radar). Be prepared for possible surface flooding, debris and slips. Please keep your speeds down, and watch out for possible speed restrictions. Use your lights. MetService: https://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings
Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

NO TSUNAMI THREAT:

EARTHQUAKE SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS:
There has been a magnitude 6.6 earthquake which occurred at/in south of the Kermandec Islands. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and GNS Science have assessed the earthquake parameters and...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

METSERVICE - HEAVY RAIN WARNING:
Issued by MetService at 10:14am Thursday 14-Mar-2019

A warm front is forecast to move over Westland from the north tonight (Thursday) and become slow moving there through Friday before moving away to the north on Saturday....

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