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Traffic and travel information from NZTA

8:57am, 1 December 2016

Information for people wanting to travel to Kaikoura has been published by NZTA.

  • You must register with NZTA if you wish to travel
  • Convoys take place on set days and times
  • Extra provisions must be carried in case of stranding
  • Cyclists are not permitted on the route

General information for travellers using the route and for freight vehicles has also been published.

Read full information for people travelling on the inland route to Kaikoura

Information may change

As information may change, keep up to date with traffic and travel information on the NZTA website:

Motueka Community Meeting – Earthquake Preparedness

12:27pm, 30 November 2016

As a result of the recent earthquake events affecting Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough people are asking the question- are we prepared? What is my family plan? Where do I find information in an emergency? Have we got enough food and water to last until help arrives? If we have to evacuate where do we go? How will I know if I need to evacuate? Who will help us? Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management can help with all these questions at a public meeting Tuesday 6 December, 7pm – 8:30pm Motueka Recreation Centre 40 Old Wharf Road, Motueka.…

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It Happens - Make Your Plan

4:50pm, 24 November 2016

As we have seen over the last week, it's really important to make sure you are prepared for any event that comes your way. You can make you own plan using NZ Get Thru's Make a Plan tool. https://www.…

Read more about It Happens - Make Your Plan

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Regional river flow and rainfall

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Earthquake and Tsunami


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Get Ready Get Thru website

If a disaster happened now, would you be ready?

Visit the 'Get Ready, Get Thru' website for more information and help in preparing your home, school and work for an emergency.