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Notice Type
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Notice Title

Declaration of State of Local Emergency

Pursuant to section 68 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, I, Lesley Nerida Immink, declare that a state of local emergency exists in the Whakatāne District, owing to the expected effects from Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle including the risk of coastal flooding of parts of Ōhope.

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: Lesley Nerida Immink.

Designation: Elected member of the district for which the state of local emergency is declared (designated to act on behalf of the mayor when the mayor is absent).

Time and Date of Declaration: 3.00pm on 13 February 2023.