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

 


Council weather update: 10.45am

Council weather update: 10.45am


Christchurch City Council staff and contractors are responding to issues caused by heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours.

A number of communities are isolated, including Sumner and parts of Banks Peninsula. Teams are in the area assessing the situation and will keep residents informed. A full list of road closures is included below.

Teams are working across the city assessing the situation and contacting community groups in specific areas for information. Residents in social housing facilities are being contacted and offered support as required.

Council warns that floodwaters are likely to be contaminated and people should avoid contact. Anyone who comes into contact with contaminated water should wash their hands and remove and wash any clothing that gets wet.

The Council is expecting 50 to 100 houses across the city to be affected by flood-waters, with the majority of them located in the Mairehau/Richmond/St Albans area. Council staff are assisting residents with self-evacuations.

The Council is urging drivers to be extra vigilant and mindful while driving today. Speeding causes large waves which worsen the effects of surface flooding on properties.

The Council is advising residents, if you don’t need to leave home today, don’t.

Water supply
Water is being trucked into Little River and we ask residents to conserve water in Banks Peninsula.

Waste water
We expect to have isolated issues with wastewater systems. This may cause issues with toilet flushing and we ask that unnecessary flushing is avoided.

Welfare Centre
The Council’s Welfare Centre at Mairehau High School, 440 Hills Road, has been open all night and as at 9am, nine residents have made use of the service. The Welfare Centre at Mairehau High School will remain open through the day as required. A review will be undertaken to assess further needs of the community later this afternoon.

In Little River, a number of people have evacuated to the hall, where there has been no electricity since yesterday afternoon. A generator is being sent and welfare provisions delivered.

Property damage
For people with property damaged by flooding, please contact your insurer to discuss the options available to them.

Kerbside collections
Normal Wednesday waste collection is still happening but is unlikely in many low-lying areas. Bins will have tipped over and spilled their contents. Contractors will be in the area over the next few days to clean up.

Geotechnical teams monitoring hillside areas
Geotechnical engineers are out across the Port Hills checking and monitoring known mass movement areas following heavy rain.

Christchurch City Council has asked engineers to check these areas and immediately advise residents of any concerns about ground movement or slope instability. Up to 20 geotechnical consultants have been working since early this morning. Emergency procedures will be followed if any issues of concern are found. They will continue monitoring known risk areas throughout the day.

At this stage, the rainfall has only caused small localised subsidence.

The Council is asking people in hillside areas to be vigilant, and keep an eye out for any telltale signs of mass movement, including:

- New cracking to land, buildings, driveways or paths
- Existing cracks that get longer, wider or deeper
- Leaning or bulging of retaining walls
- Rockfalls

If you notice any changes, or have any concerns, please call the Council’s call centre on
941 8999, or 0800 800 169.

If you believe there is a risk to life, call 111 and self-evacuate.


CERA
Teams from CERA are monitoring the situation in the Residential Red Zone and have offered to assist people who needed to evacuate.

Staff are also keeping watch for any issues in areas of concern in the Port Hills.

Road closures covered by temporary traffic management:
• Main Road, Sumner
• State Highway 75 Little River to Duvauchelles
• New Brighton Rd, BurwoodQueensbury
• Owles Tce, SeaviewUnion
• Locksley Ave, GayhurstGlenarm been sent back to McBratneys
• Banks Ave, CoopersNorth Parade
• Hills Rd, WarringtonWarden
• Fitzgerald Ave, north bound, KilmoreCambridge
• Avonside Dr, WainoniTorlesse
• Richardson Tce, FerryOpawa
• Clarendon Tce, RadleyOpawa
• Aynsley Tce, OpawaCentaurus
• Smith St
• Fifield Tce, all
• Riverlaw Tce, all
• Eastern Tce, all
• Waimea Tce, all
• Aldwins Rd, Ferry-Linwood
• Canterbury St, at Days Rd
• Slater St, Shirley-Warden
• Warrington St, Hills-Barbadoes
• Aylesford St, Hills-Westminster
• Flockton St, Warrington-Westminster
• Carrick St, all
• Speight St, all
• Thornton St, all
• Archer St, all
• Squire St, all
• Harrison St, all
• Edward Ave, Geraldine-Barbadoes
• Edgeware Rd, Hill-Barbadoes
• Dyers Pass Rd, SummitGovernors Bay
• Summit Rd, Hilltop-Pigeon Bay Rd
• Pigeon Bay Rd, all
• Ensors Rd, south bound, Ferry-Brougham
• Linwood/Woodham
• Maces Rd, at Ruru
• Durham St, Gloucester to Cashel, detour to Park Tce
• Chancellor St
• Severn St
• Thames St, at Innes
• Mountbatten St
• Palatine Tce
• Waterloo Rd / Kissell St intersection
• Barrington St, at the mall
• Albert Tce

A further update will be sent about 1pm.

– Ends –


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news