Covid Response Update

All of New Zealand is at “Orange” traffic light setting.

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Read more information about life at Orange >.

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In case of an emergency...

July 02, 2021

Last week, Council staff took part in a day exercise to practise vital roles needed when an emergency occurs.

Staff undertook duties in a pop up tent, in a car park, replicating the Civil Defence response to a significant earthquake hitting our district. To our knowledge, this is the first time any Council or Territory Authority had trained in this unique way.

Council's role in an emergency is to coordinate the response with emergency services, lifeline utilities, volunteers,community groups and others.

Check our Council website and facebook for up-to-date situation information in an emergency.

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