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Update: Tsunami warning no longer in place

9:00am, 18 September 2015

Update: 9:00am 18 September

Tsunami Warnings are no longer in place around New Zealand. Tidal currents in the Nelson Tasman region may be unpredictable and stronger than usual.

Nelson Tasman Civil Defence advise the public to exercise caution in marine and coastal areas during Friday and Saturday.

Official updates are at


3:26am, 17 September 2015

There's been a large earthquake (8. 3, 10km deep) off the coast of Chile. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a tsunami warning (marine and beach threat) for East Cape, Chatham Islands, Coromandel, and Banks Peninsula.…


All Weather Warnings Lifted

5:08pm, 1 September 2015

The Metservice advise heavy rain and severe gales affecting the region have now eased. All warnings are lifted. These links will help you be prepared for an emergency: How to get ready for an emergency Register for Shake Out.…

Read more about All Weather Warnings Lifted

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Road reports

Automobile Association Roadwatch

NZ Transport Agency Highway Information South Island


NZ MetService weather information


Regional water information via telephone

Regional river flow and rainfall

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Email the Tasman District Council hydrology team

Earthquake and Tsunami


Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

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