Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Tsunami – Potential Threat to NZ - Release No: 1 4pm

Tsunami – Potential Threat to NZ
Date/time: 4pm Release No: 001

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a Tsunami Potential Threat advisory for East Cape, Gisborne, Auckland East, New Plymouth, Wellington, Milford Sound, Napier and Westport.

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is monitoring the situation.

MCDEM and scientific advisors continue to assess the situation to determine the severity of the threat to New Zealand. Initial estimates based on preliminary modelling suggest wave height levels between 0.2 to 1.0 metre high. The first wave arrival time is estimated between 1800 to 1900 hours.

The Potential Threat advisory will remain in effect until:
• It is upgraded to a Tsunami Warning, or
• A cancellation message is issued by MCDEM.

MCDEM and scientific advisors are in the process of assessing the situation to determine the severity of the threat to New Zealand. Updates will be issued at least hourly.

Meanwhile, people in coastal areas should:
• Note that a tsunami is possible
• Listen to the radio/TV for further assessment and updates
• Follow instructions of their local Civil Defence authorities

Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Ombudsman’s Verdict On Paula Rebstock And Ian Rennie

Unfortunately, the brave and damning report by Ombudsman Ron Paterson on the “flawed” and “unfair” inquiry conducted by Dame Paula Rebstock into events at MFAT pulls back the veil on a far wider issue. More>>

ALSO:

Charities' Report: Stressed Families - Overstretched Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress. The support demanded from desperate people in communities is far outreaching the resources available.” More>>

ALSO:

Detention: Wellingtonians Protest Treatment Of Refugees

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More>>

ALSO:

Diver's Alarums: Breach Means Training Provider Must Repay $1.47 Million

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009 -2014 could not be validated and that courses were under-delivered against their agreement with the TEC. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Government Plans Suggest Bulk Funding Return

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Auckland Looks Long Term To Pay-Per-Km Road Pricing

Aucklanders can expect to be paying variable rates per kilometre to travel on the city's most congested roads under an emerging transport strategy being formulated by the government and the Auckland Council. More>>

ALSO:

Despite Promises: Government Extends Iraq Deployment

Cabinet has agreed to extend New Zealand’s contribution to the joint New Zealand-Australia mission to train Iraqi Security Forces until November 2018. More>>

ALSO:

On The 'Terrorism' Card:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news