Pursuant to section 68 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, I, Faylene Tunui, declare that a state of local emergency exists in the Bay of Plenty, owing to impacts resulting from Cyclone Gabrielle.
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: Faylene Tunui.
Designation: Person appointed and authorised by the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group to declare a state of local emergency for its area.
Time and Date of Declaration: 8.00pm on 13 February 2023.