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 Whakatāne District owing to flooding in the Rangitaiki and Whakatāne/Tauranga Rivers.
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: 8.45am on 6 April 2017.