Pursuant to section 68 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, I, Mayor Anthony Andre Bonne, declare that a state of local emergency exists in the Whakatane District owing to the flooding of Edgcumbe and the surrounding area.
The state of local emergency comes into force immediately on the making of this declaration, and expires seven days after the time and date on which it comes into force (unless extended or terminated at an earlier time).
Declared By: Mayor Anthony Andre Bonne.
Designation: Mayor, Whakatane District.
Time and Date of Declaration: 12.00pm on 14 April 2017.