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Community Awareness Meetings

4:58pm, 5 December 2016

The Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management group is holding a number of public meetings throughout the District over the next couple of weeks starting with Motueka tomorrow night.

The meetings planned in the aftermath of the Kaikoura earthquake last month will explain the current tsunami maps, what people should do, what to expect in the way of a warning and what is the best preparation.

With the large number of comments and phone calls to our office after the November quake it was apparent there is not a common understanding of what people should do and where they can get information from, said Group Controller Roger Ball.

“Each event is different in its magnitude, location and impact, just is how we will experience it on land and at sea. However, there are some general preparedness principles we all need to take on board – such as understanding your local hazards, having a plan, have a get-away kit and supplies, and getting to know your neighbours.

“The best we can do is to be aware of the risks we face as communities and be prepared – that’s what we will be focusing on at these meetings.

“Everyone is welcome to the meetings and we will have staff there to answer as many questions as we can,” said Mr Ball.



Tuesday 6 December


Motueka Recreation Centre


Thursday 8 December


Auditorium, Richmond New Life Centre

Golden Bay

Tuesday 13 December


Golden Bay Service Centre, Commercial Street, Takaka


Thursday 15 December


Tahuna Holiday Park Function Centre

Traffic and travel information from NZTA

8:57am, 1 December 2016

Information for people wanting to travel to Kaikoura has been published by NZTA. You must register with NZTA if you wish to travel Convoys take place on set days and times Extra provisions must be carried in case of stranding Cyclists are not permitted on the route General information for travellers using the route and for freight vehicles has also been published. Read full information for people travelling on the inland route to Kaikoura Information may change As information may change, keep up to date with traffic and travel information on the NZTA website: https://www.…

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Motueka Community Meeting – Earthquake Preparedness

12:27pm, 30 November 2016

As a result of the recent earthquake events affecting Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough people are asking the question- are we prepared? What is my family plan? Where do I find information in an emergency? Have we got enough food and water to last until help arrives? If we have to evacuate where do we go? How will I know if I need to evacuate? Who will help us? Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management can help with all these questions at a public meeting Tuesday 6 December, 7pm – 8:30pm Motueka Recreation Centre 40 Old Wharf Road, Motueka.…

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