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Tairawhiti Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan 2016-2021 

Is a guide for emergency services, lifeline organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs) in civil defence.

Part A - Introduction, Risk and Hazards, Strategic and Management [PDF, 3.8 MB]

Part B - Operational [PDF, 2.9 MB]

Part C - Appendices 1 - 13 [PDF, 1 MB] 

Flood plans 

Te Karaka

It is now some years since Cyclone Bola required the evacuation of the Te Karaka township. It is very easy for those who experienced it to forget this occurrence or for those who have come to live in Te Karaka since then to realise that it will be necessary again in the future.  Te Karaka Flood Plan - bookmarked

Tolaga Bay

The purpose of this plan is to outline the procedures that will be used in the case of a flood event that necessitates the evacuation of the 3 areas collectively known as Tolaga Bay. Tolaga Bay Flood Plan - bookmarked

Poverty Bay Flats

The purpose of this plan is to outline the procedures that will be used in the case of a flood event that necessitates evacuations of areas on the Poverty Bay Flats. Poverty Bay Flats Flood Plan - bookmarked

Hazard warning 

In the city area, the Gisborne City Fire Brigade siren is not part of the civil defence warning system.

Hazard Warning Systems Report

Pandemic plan 

The purpose of this plan is to address the community and Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (CDEM) response in the Gisborne district to an avian influenza threat or outbreak, or other notified disease that could cause a pandemic.

Pandemic plan

Recovery plan  

Recovery is defined as the coordinated efforts and process to effect the immediate, medium and long-term holistic regeneration of a community following a disaster.

Recovery Plan - bookmarked

Tsunami plan  

The purpose of this plan is to provide procedures to be followed in the event that the Gisborne district has warning of a distantly generated to keep communities safe or for a timely response to a locally generated Tsunami.

Tsunami Plan - bookmarked

Tsunami Evacuation Maps

Tsunami Advice

Volcanic contingency plan  

The purpose of this plan is to identify steps that the Emergency Management team will use to manage the lead up to and eruptive stages of a volcanic event. The recovery phase will be managed with procedures contained in the Group Recovery Plan, except for the cleanup issue which will have to be planned at the time.

Volcanic Contingency Plan - bookmarked

Volcanic ash fall information

Welfare plan  

A Welfare Group has been established within the District EOC to meet the obligations the Gisborne CDEM Group has in relation to any person, persons or family unit removed from or isolated in, their normal place of residence anywhere within the Gisborne District, because of an event that has resulted in an emergency.

Welfare Plan

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