Wednesday 22nd Feb 2023 @ 12:01pm
Waste Disposal - Napier - REDCLYFFE TRANSFER STATION OPENING - The Redclyffe Transfer Station will open to NAPIER residents for flood-damaged household items only from 1pm, today, Wednesday 22 February. This will be free of charge until 4pm Sunday 26 February.
If you are unable to dispose of flood-damaged items by Sunday 26th, there will be further opportunity for free landfill access for certain flood-damaged properties. These households will be individually advised in due course. For everyone else, normal transfer station charges will apply from Monday 27th February.
RECYCLING AND GREEN WASTE IS NOT BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
Tuesday 21st Feb 2023 @ 10:27am
Medical Clinics - isolated communities - MEDICAL CLINICS WILL BE FLOWN INTO THE FOLLOWING ISOLATED COMMUNITIES TOMORROW
TE POHUE - at the Fire Station - 9am - 12pm
TUTIRA - at Tutira School - 9am - 12pm
PUKETIRITI - at the Puketiriti Golf Course - 1pm - 4pm
PATOKA - at Patoka School - 1pm - 4pm
This clinic will offer the following services
Medical needs assessment
The intention of these clinics is an initial assessment of the community's ongoing health needs in order to inform the regular support they will receive until normal access can be restored. The clinic will include - iwi liaisons, Red Cross and Salvation Army staff, and health staff.
Tuesday 21st Feb 2023 @ 10:21am
Civil Defence Centres update - Civil Defence are running the following Civil Defence Centres. There are other centres run by community groups.
- Ascend Global Church, Hastings (Community-led)
- Enviro Centre (Community-led)
- Waipatu Marae, Hastings (Community-led)
- Flaxmere Community Centre, Flaxmere
- Malamalama Centre EFKS, Flaxmere(Community-led)
- Cook Island Center, Flaxmere (Community-led)
- Te Aranga Marae, Flaxmere(Community-led)
- Centennial Hall, Latham Street, Napier South
- Equippers Church, 24 York Ave (Community-led)
- Centralines Stadium, Waipukurau (Community-led)
- CHB Municiple Theatre, Waipawa
- Wall Memorial Hall, Wairoa (Community-led)
- Presbyterian Hall, Wairoa (Community-led)
Monday 20th Feb 2023 @ 12:49pm
Road closures - SH2 Hawke's Bay Expressway is now open from Bayview through to Pakipaki, opening up a key freight link to Napier.
SH2 Napier-Hastings Expressway is OPEN. However, there is a detour in place, where the road is still closed between Evenden Road and Pakowhai Road. Please still ONLY travel if it is ESSENTIAL for you to do so. SH51 Napier-Hastings through Clive, is CLOSED to everyone except EMERGENCY SERVICES AND CRITICAL WORKERS ONLY. Please everyone else, if you must travel, take the expressway.
Monday 20th Feb 2023 @ 12:43pm
Donation of goods - Essential supplies like water, non-perishable food, and fuel are still the priority for our communities. We need non-perishable goods on a LARGE scale. FOR SMALL AMOUNTS OF GOODS kindly provided by members of our community, PLEASE DROP THESE OFF TO LOCAL CHARITIES. Please do this through the usual channels for donation of goods, NOT to emergency service stations.
Saturday 18th Feb 2023 @ 10:03pm
Fire Hazards - Power is being progressively restored to parts of the region. PLEASE ENSURE COOKING APPLIANCES ARE TURNED OFF. Ovens, stovetops and other cooking appliances that were running when the power went off could turn back on soon. THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD
Friday 17th Feb 2023 @ 7:43pm
Wairoa - Due to limited communications we have had very limited information out of Wairoa, and we understand this is been very stressful for whānau. We are glad to say we can now provide the following updates about the Wairoa district:
We have staff from Civil Defence and NZ Defence Force on the ground in Wairoa.
We have established communication but it is still very limited.
Food, water, and fuel has been flown into the district.
New water pumps have arrived and begun water treatment for drinking water. However, people are still being advised to conserve water as much as possible.
SH2 between Wairoa and Napier is closed but crews are working hard on getting the road open to light vehicles. However, there is significant damage so this will take time. The hospital and medical centre are operating well.
Friday 17th Feb 2023 @ 6:53pm
Power restoration times - Update from UNISON
There has been significant damage to the Redclyffe substation, which supplies much of Napier and some of Hastings.
Unsion and Transpower have been working together to bypass the substation, this has been successfully completed this evening!
A bypass will enable power to be supplied to parts of Napier City and suburbs at some stage. They will begin progressively restoring power to parts of Napier as well as remaining parts of Hastings without power as soon as they can. Please expect this will take some time! Crews are working incredibly hard! You can check latest power outages here https://www.unison.co.nz/outages
Friday 17th Feb 2023 @ 5:37pm
School closures - All Napier schools, except St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College, will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
All Wairoa schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
Clive and Haumoana schools will be closed Monday.
The majority of schools in the Hastings and Central Hawkes Bay districts will begin opening on Monday.
There are some individual schools who are seriously impacted and may be closed longer.
Watch out for your school's social media, email, text, school portal or other forms of school contact.
Friday 17th Feb 2023 @ 2:24pm
Uncontactable people - If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 111.
Not being able to reach loved ones is stressful. They may simply have no access to a phone or internet. However, if you have concerns, please lodge them with the Police via 105 or you have internet, via https://forms.police.govt.nz/person-inquired-for
Please let the Police know if a person you were looking to reach has been contacted so they can direct their efforts to the next enquiry via 105 or https://forms.police.govt.nz/im-alive
Friday 17th Feb 2023 @ 11:46am
Animal Welfare - If you need to evacuate your home and can’t keep your pets with you, the Ministry for Primary Industries with animal charities HUHA and SPCA, have set up a temporary animal shelter for companion animals. You can take your animals to the Hawke’s Bay Racecourse at 300 Prospect Road, Hastings.
Friday 17th Feb 2023 @ 10:47am
Water updates - We are urging residents to restrict their water use to essential needs only. If you rely on a roof-fed tank or bore for your water supply (that is not Council’s urban supply) please boil your drinking water as a precaution. Your supply may have been impacted by flood waters and/or wind-blown debris.
Friday 17th Feb 2023 @ 10:43am
Phone and Internet outages - The telecommunications network remains a significant problem for all of Hawke’s Bay. Some phone networks are coming back online but it will take time before the network is fully operational. Accessing the internet remains a challenge where there is no power for home or businesses internet modems and no cellular data network.
Thursday 16th Feb 2023 @ 6:19pm
Medical Centres - GPs and urgent care information from Te Whatu Ora ‐ Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay - https://www.facebook.com/HawkesBayDHB
Essential medical services are available.
Elective surgeries have been cancelled at this stage.
Some pharmacies are open
Thursday 16th Feb 2023 @ 3:41pm
ATM for Cash - ANZ ATM at Countdown, Munroe and Station Street is fully operational and loaded.
Thursday 16th Feb 2023 @ 2:14pm
Gas in good supply - LPG gas is in good supply. Home deliveries are recommencing once the roads are cleared.
Wednesday 15th Feb 2023 @ 2:10pm
Stay off roads - Please continue to remain home and only travel for absolute essential reasons. Too much traffic and possible traffic jams are stopping emergency services getting to people in need.
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