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Flat Oyster Parasite Bonamia Ostreae Information

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Emergency Survival Kits

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Latest Otago update:

Emergency Management Otago Update #7, 1.15pm 22 July

NZ Defence Force personnel have been working alongside ORC staff and contractors to block a hole alongside the Mill Creek pump station on the Taieri River stopbanks.

Group Controller Scott MacLean said the sandbags and rock work had reduced the backflow that was threatening to undermine and demolish the stopbank, flooding the Mill Creek subdivision. “The support from NZDF personnel has made a huge difference to the response, not just at Mill Creek but right across our operations.“

The Taieri upper ponding area, inland from Mill Creek, has filled and is beginning to overtop – this is a design feature of the Taieri River flood scheme.

At Taieri Mouth, Clutha District Council staff are onsite observing the impact of the Taieri River high flows coinciding with high tides. At present there has been no reported impact on local properties.

Across the region, rain has eased and Mr MacLean said most river levels had stabilised.

There are concerns for the Northern Link fibre-optic cable carrying all the internet traffic from Waitati South, which has been exposed by wave action and erosion at Waitati.

Several roads and highways remain closed due to flooding, and several roads in the Central Otago District are also affected by snow. NZTA advises the following state highways were closed at 2.15pm:

SH1 Balclutha to Waihola

SH1 Pukeuri to Glen Avey

SH8 Raes Junction to Milton

SH8 Roxburgh to Raes Junction

SH90 Waikoikoi to Tapanui

SH88 Maia to Sawyers Bay

SH87 Kyeburn to Outram

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Jared Moffat did you want to get home??

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South Island Civil Defence and Emergency Management Conference

Registrations for the South Island CDEM Conference are now open.

Delegates for more information - Click Here / Conference Sponsors for more information - Click Here

Flat Oyster Parasite Bonamia Ostreae Information

For those affected by the Bonamia Ostreae Oyster Parasite, click here to visit MPI's website for further information on their control activities.

Emergency Survival Kits

Check out this comparison article of bought versus homemade survival kits which was recently shared by NZ Civil Defence.
Great way to find a survival kit that meets your needs. Click here to read the article.

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Just had word in that there is some water over the road on the Mataura River Road approx half km from the junction of Old Coach Road and River Road - Signage is in place. Please take care. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Tamara SmithBrad Allan FYI.

Karen Cowan?

Matt Hart

I just need to get to mosgiel 😢

Latest Otago update:

Emergency Management Otago Update #7, 1.15pm 22 July

NZ Defence Force personnel have been working alongside ORC staff and contractors to block a hole alongside the Mill Creek pump station on the Taieri River stopbanks.

Group Controller Scott MacLean said the sandbags and rock work had reduced the backflow that was threatening to undermine and demolish the stopbank, flooding the Mill Creek subdivision. “The support from NZDF personnel has made a huge difference to the response, not just at Mill Creek but right across our operations.“

The Taieri upper ponding area, inland from Mill Creek, has filled and is beginning to overtop – this is a design feature of the Taieri River flood scheme.

At Taieri Mouth, Clutha District Council staff are onsite observing the impact of the Taieri River high flows coinciding with high tides. At present there has been no reported impact on local properties.

Across the region, rain has eased and Mr MacLean said most river levels had stabilised.

There are concerns for the Northern Link fibre-optic cable carrying all the internet traffic from Waitati South, which has been exposed by wave action and erosion at Waitati.

Several roads and highways remain closed due to flooding, and several roads in the Central Otago District are also affected by snow. NZTA advises the following state highways were closed at 2.15pm:

SH1 Balclutha to Waihola

SH1 Pukeuri to Glen Avey

SH8 Raes Junction to Milton

SH8 Roxburgh to Raes Junction

SH90 Waikoikoi to Tapanui

SH88 Maia to Sawyers Bay

SH87 Kyeburn to Outram

ENDS
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Jared Moffat did you want to get home??

Not today apparently.

Laura Graham

Adam Neaves