Pursuant to section 68 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, I, David Moore, declare that a state of local emergency exists in the Ōpōtiki District which is part of the Bay of Plenty Emergency Management Group, owing to the potential severe weather and coastal inundation 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: David Moore.
Designation: Mayor of the district for which the state of local emergency is declared.
Time and Date of Declaration: 9.09am on 13 February 2023.