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Gisborne Tairāwhiti floods - June 2023

Gisborne Tairāwhiti floods - June 2023

Page last updated at 10am on 27 June 2023

Tālofa lava, MPP has set up this page in response to severe weather which is currently impacting our communities in Gisborne Tairāwhiti.

A local State of Emergency was declared for the Gisborne Tairāwhiti region at 4.45pm on 22 June 2023. For more information, visit the Tairāwhiti Civil Defence webpage.

If you or your loved ones are in this region and need to evacuate, please ensure it is safe to do so and take any important medications, essential items for babies and children and warm clothing with you. Please ensure that you and your aiga are safe and well first before looking to support others.

Please see the Tairawhiti Civil Defence webpage or Facebook page for more information, including road closures and welfare centre locations.

See below for more links to more information and support.

MetService warnings and watches

Tairawhiti Civil Defence

Road Information | Gisborne District Council

Find your local Civil Defence group

Civil Defence – preparing for heavy rain

Please bookmark this page for the latest updates on what is happening in the region, how to keep safe during severe weather events and where to access support. If your life or property is at risk, phone 111 immediately.

Latest updates

Update 27 June 2023

Fresh slips and further movement on State Highway 2 north of Gisborne means that road will remain closed at least until Friday. For more information, see the Waka Kotahi media release.