Are you prepared for an emergency?
Whether your emergency involves only one person or is affecting the whole community, our rural and remote location means that it is important that you know when and how to seek help, and from whom.
Civil defence emergencies
Events such as floods, bushfires, earthquakes, tsunamis etc, can leave Kuaotunu cut off from transport and communication.
We need to be prepared to be responsible for ourselves until any "outside" help becomes available or accessible – which may be quite some time.
See the list of Facebook pages and websites in the side bar for useful sources of information on what is happening. If the power goes out, use a solar or battery-powered radio (or your car radio) and tune into CFM (95.1) or Gold FM (96.4) for updates.
If you want to know who needs help locally, or want to offer help, then post on Kuaotunu Katchup as this is the fastest way of connecting with a large proportion of our community. If you are not a Facebook user, then ask a friend or neighbour post on your behalf.
Official communications from local and central government agencies will be posted on the home page of this website.
If you are at the coast and:
- feel a strong earthquake that makes it hard to stand up; or
- feel a weak rolling earthquake that lasts a minute or more; or
- see a sudden rise or fall in sea level; or
- hear loud and unusual noises from the sea
Move immediately to the nearest high ground, or as far inland as you can. Walk or bike if possible.
DO NOT WAIT FOR OFFICIAL WARNINGS
To report an emergency situation affecting SH25 call the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA):
0800 44 44 49
(24 hour number)
If you see lines down or other dangerous situations call Powerco:
0800 27 27 27
(24 hour number)