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State of local emergency declared following quake

Media Release
21 December 2007
02:45am

State of local emergency declared following Gisborne earthquake

A state of local emergency was declared by the Gisborne District Council for the Gisborne City Ward at 0100 hours, 21 December 2007.

This was in response to building damage in the CBD following the earthquake yesterday evening. Police have closed the majority of the CBD until building inspections have been completed. Inspections are expected to commence from 0600 hours.

Retailers and the general public will not be able to access the CDB until the area has been declared safe.

The National Crisis Management Centre remains activated to monitor the situation in Gisborne and assess if government assistance is required.

ENDS

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