Latest media releases
Isolated communities focus for response
Gisborne District Council is working closely with agencies to find a way to deliver food to the Coast stores.
Tairāwhiti slowly drying out
The three-day forecast is looking promising with the front moving away from Tairāwhiti.
State of emergency continues
First light has revealed considerable damage to the roading network with multiple slips and dropouts around the region.
A state of local emergency has been declared
A state of local emergency was declared by Deputy Mayor Josh Wharehinga for Tairāwhiti at 10pm.
Cyclone Hale hitting East Coast now
Cyclone Hale has made landfall with gale-force winds, swells up to 6m up the coast and heavy rain.
Emergency overflow notification 10 January
Value was opened at 8am due to the huge volume of rainwater impacting the system.
Have a plan, be prepared as Cyclone Hale approaches
Ex-tropical Cyclone Hale is tracking towards Tairāwhiti with between 130mm to 180mm of rain, gale force winds and four to six-metre waves expected.
Emergency overflow notification 7 January
Value was opened at 10pm due to the huge volume of rainwater impacting the system.
See you at the Pā Wars
Massive numbers are expected this year after a two-year break due to Covid, and Tairāwhiti Civil Defence will be there.
Entry fees set for Kiwa Pools
An extra group discount was added during a Council meeting last week to include one adult and four children for a $15 entry fee.
Keeping everyone safe on the water, always.
From today until 6 February 2023, two Water Safety Ambassadors will join Harbourmaster Peter Buell to promote marine safety in Tairāwhiti.