The latest information on Auckland Council's response to Cyclone Gabrielle and the recent flooding in Auckland.
For information on facility closures and services, visit the Auckland Council website - Interruptions to council services
Auckland Emergency Management to close regional parks across Tāmaki Makaurau
For safety reasons, Auckland Emergency Management has temporarily closed five regional parks in the Auckland region – Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, Muriwai Regional Park, Ātiu Creek Regional Park, Tāwharanui Regional Park, and the western side of Hunua Ranges including Hunua Falls.
Cyclone Gabrielle response continues, with focus on supporting isolated communities
Auckland Emergency Management’s continued response to Cyclone Gabrielle is now focused on those communities that have been isolated by floods and landslips.
Support from where it is most needed
In the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, Aucklanders are starting to need less essential support from the civil defence centres and shelters that were set up across Tāmaki Makaurau.
Mayor proposes additional $20m a year for storm response
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has proposed an additional $20 million a year for storm response activities to increase Auckland’s preparedness for severe weather events.
Focus on region’s recovery, safety continues to be a priority
As the region shifts its focus to recovery today, Auckland Emergency Management is working hard to support communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle.
Auckland Council’s non-essential council facilities to open later this week
Many of Auckland Council’s non-essential facilities that were closed to support Auckland Emergency Management’s response to Cyclone Gabrielle, will begin reopening within the next two days.
Rescue efforts, evacuations underway at Muriwai
Emergency responders and the New Zealand Defence Force are at Muriwai helping evacuate residents who have been sheltering in the Muriwai Surf Club following landslips and flooding across Auckland’s west coast.
National State of Emergency declared, conditions remain difficult in parts of the region
The severe impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle continue to be felt, as emergency services and responders work through difficult conditions to restore access and core services in parts of the region.