Council media releases June 2023
Poor form of local paper during State of Emergency
Chief Executive response to the front-page article printed on Saturday while our region was under a Civil Defence emergency.
Seeking organisers for this year's Christmas Parade
Want to organise this year’s Christmas Parade? Email [email protected] to apply.
Landslide information required by Civil Defence
If you’ve had a landslide on your property, please let Civil Defence know.
State of emergency lifted
The state of emergency lifted but widespread damage remains on a sodden and exhausted community.
Please report sewage issues
Please let Council know if you have any sewage overflows and treat all floodwater as contaminated.
Reduce water use as pipes overwhelmed
Gisborne residents are being asked to reduce water use as the wastewater system is at capacity for the city.
Heavy rain from 6pm tonight
Welfare centres are set up around the region as Tairāwhiti remains under a Red heavy rain warning until noon on Sunday.
A state of emergency declared in Tairāwhiti
“This gives our whānau and community a chance to self-evacuate and make preparations to ensure they are self-sufficient for at least the next three days,” says Mayor Stoltz.
Sustained rain until Sunday for Tairāwhiti
Te Karaka residents have been asked to evacuate with Te Karaka School open to take people
Steel wall to protect Marina Park
The historic building on the corner of Marina Park is having urgent repair work done.
Community drop-ins start on Friday
“We want to ensure the community has the ability to ask the questions that are important to them," Mayor Rehette Stoltz
Confronting scenario to deal with - regional CATPlan
The scale and magnitude of an event like this would overwhelm regional and national resources - Tairāwhiti Emergency Manager Ben Green
Input sought on draft Makorori Master Plan
We want to know if we got this document right for a special beach in our region - Council Liveable Spaces Planning Team Leader Tyler Kirk
Provisional maps for flood-risk land
"We understand this is a stressful time for property owners and we want to be able to provide affected owners with as much information as possible." Mayor Rehette Stoltz
Workshop for catastrophic planning on this week
A plan based around a Magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami off the Hikurangi Subduction zone off the East Coast is being developed at a three-day workshop that starts tomorrow.
Our Annual Plan is different this year
For two weeks from today until 16 June, we’re seeking feedback on what we have planned to do next year
Cyclone Gabrielle timeline of readiness and response
The timeline from February 4 to February 19 is a forensic-level dive into logs, records and data sources.
Marine oil spill exercise on Wednesday
A training day at the Inner Harbour boat ramp is around how to respond to an oil spill
17 Tairāwhiti homeowners given Category 3 news
Mayor Rehette Stoltz says it’s a devastating blow for these property owners and the communities most impacted.