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Cyclone Gita - Update 006

Thursday 22 February 2018 1030 hrs

Essential supplies have arrived at Port Tarakohe and response teams continue going door-to-door today.

The state of emergency remains in place as the region deals with the impacts of Cyclone Gita. Latest information follows.

Golden Bay

This morning a delivery of food and essential supplies arrived in Port Tarakohe in Golden Bay. A second barge will arrive at 3.00 pm. We are working to ensure a regular supply continues by sea as long as required.

The limited fuel supply in Golden Bay is being managed with a $30 worth of fuel per vehicle per day restriction in place. Arrangements have been made so that emergency services and their volunteers, contractors working on the recovery, medical staff and other key personnel have adequate access to fuel.

Arrangements are also underway to confirm future fuel deliveries by barge.

A safe parking area for vehicles that must be left in Golden Bay temporarily has been established. This will be at the A&P Showgrounds in Takaka.

Local commercial air operators are still running services for those who want to fly into or out of Takaka. As the road to Totaranui is open, there are also commercial options for leaving Golden Bay by boat.


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