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Council news 14 Feb 2024

Restricted fire season now in place for Auckland mainland

A restricted fire season is in place across mainland Tāmaki Makaurau until further notice.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 1 Feb 2024

Changes to tsunami evacuation maps for Auckland

New modelling shows the area of Tāmaki Makaurau at risk from damaging tsunami waves is less than previously expected.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 19 Dec 2023

Summer storm preparedness takes a few simple steps

With summer well and truly upon us, it is timely to remember that the season not only brings sunny days but also the chance of stormy weather.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 27 Nov 2023

Tsunami warning sirens in Auckland region deactivated from 1 December

The Emergency Mobile Alert is the preferred method of notifying the public about dangerous tsunami threats.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 18 Sep 2023

Auckland region tsunami siren testing on Sunday 24 September

Siren testing day is a good prompt for Aucklanders to talk with their whānau about planning for emergencies.

Auckland's Future In Progress 6 Sep 2023

Boards back locally-led emergency response

Local input is seen as essential in any emergency planning.

Council news 31 Jul 2023

Have your say on Auckland’s civil defence emergency management group plan

From today (Monday 31 July), Aucklanders can have their say on Auckland Council’s plan for preparing Tāmaki Makaurau for potential civil defence emergencies and hazards, and how they are managed.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 1 Jun 2023

Tsunami siren test on Sunday 4 June

Auckland’s next bi-annual tsunami siren testing is happening at 12pm (midday) on Sunday 4 June.

Council news 31 May 2023

Favona fire: an update from Auckland Council on the monitoring and compliance response

A message from Mervyn Chetty, Auckland Council General Manager, Licensing & Regulatory Compliance.

Council news 25 May 2023

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert to take place this Sunday

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is undertaking a nationwide test of the EMA system on Sunday 28 May between 6pm and 7pm.

Council news 11 May 2023

Mayor ends Auckland state of emergency

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has ended the state of emergency declared over Auckland on May 9.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 10 May 2023

Be prepared for showers and a cold snap

The lingering effects of yesterday’s rainfall and flooding should be minor for most people, but gusty winds, showers and a cold snap are in store for Aucklanders on Thursday.  

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 10 May 2023

Building and property damage a priority after Auckland’s day of rain and floods

The council is working quickly to identify any damage to buildings, unstable ground and any other potential hazards and take action to reduce any risks, said Auckland Emergency Management Duty Controller Parul Sood.  

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 10 May 2023

Wet weather wrap – what to expect today

Auckland remains in a State of Local Emergency today and Rapid Building Assessments are underway following yesterday’s heavy rain and widespread flooding.