1 week ago It's just 3 weeks until the AGM for Get To The Point. Join us for the AGM and if you wish to stay on for the meeting of the 2021 committee then it would be fabulous. Grace is getting better at getting to the point (get it?) so it'll be smooth running, then down to Pleasant Point Hotel to support a local sponsor. ... 1 month ago Get To The Point NZ updated their profile picture. 1 month ago Get To The Point NZ updated their cover photo. 1 month ago ** FURTHER UPDATE FROM NEMA, NO LAND OR MARINE TSUNAMI THREAT IN TIMARU DISTRICT, BUT PLEASE BE AWARE OF UNUSUAL CURRENTS AND SURGES IN WATER, WE WOULD STILL RECOMMEND CAUTION** Kia ora koutou, Timaru District (as well as all areas outside of Auckland) will go to COVID alert level 2 from Midnight tonight. COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE 4 months ago
National Warning: Tsunami Threat to Land and Marine Areas
Message No: 2
Issued 9:45am 05 March 2021
This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event.
This is a Tsunami Warning for New Zealand coastal areas following the magnitude 8.1 earthquake near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.
There is a LAND and MARINE TSUNAMI THREAT. An Emergency Mobile Alert has been issued to the areas under land and marine tsunami threat. Listen to local civil defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area.
AREAS UNDER LAND AND MARINE WARNING:
Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected in the following areas:
The West Coast of the North Island from CAPE REINGA to AHIPARA.
The East Coast of the North Island from CAPE REINGA to WHANGAREI, from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY including Whakatane and Opotiki.
And GREAT BARRIER ISLAND.
Strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges near the shore are expected in the following areas. This means a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities.
The West Coast of the North Island from AHIPARA to MAKARA including the West Coast of Auckland, Manukau Harbour, New Plymouth, Whanganui and the Kapiti Coast.
The East Coast of the North Island from WHANGAREI to MATATA including Whangarei, the East Coast of Auckland, Waiheke Island, Waitemata Harbour and Tauranga, from TOLAGA BAY to LAKE FERRY including Gisborne and Napier.
The West and South Coasts of the South Island from FAREWELL SPIT to PUYSEGUR POINT including Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika.
The top of the South Island from FAREWELL SPIT to PORT UNDERWOOD including Nelson, Picton and the Marlborough Sounds.
The East and South Coasts of the South Island from the WAIPARA RIVER to the RAKAIA RIVER including Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, from the TAIERI RIVER to PUYSEGUR POINT including Invercargill.
And STEWART ISLAND.
And the CHATHAM ISLANDS.
There is no tsunami threat in all other areas.
The first waves may reach New Zealand in the areas around Lottin Point at approximately 9:49am New Zealand Daylight Time.
The severity of currents and surges will vary within a particular coastal area and over the period this warning is in effect.
The first wave may not be the largest. Tsunami activity will continue for several hours and the threat must be regarded as real until this warning is cancelled.
People in all New Zealand coastal areas should:
1. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates, or check www.civildefence.govt.nz
2. Listen to local Civil Defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area
3. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, this includes boats)
4. Stay off beaches and shore areas
5. Do not go sightseeing
6. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends
Evacuation advice overrides the current COVID-19 Alert Level requirements. Listen to local Civil Defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area. If you are told to evacuate do not stay at home. Stay 2 metres away from others if you can and if it is safe to do so.
Only messages issued by the National Emergency Management Agency represent the official warning status for New Zealand. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) messages do not represent the official warning status for New Zealand.
This warning will remain in effect until a cancellation message is issued by the National Emergency Management Agency.
END OF MESSAGE
Most services are running as normal, although venue capacity limits and contact tracing will apply to our community facilities.
You must scan the QR code on entry to any council facility.
For more info see www.timaru.govt.nz/services/emergencies/pandemic-response ...
From 11:59pm tonight, Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 2. The measures will remain in place for three days until midnight Wednesday.
They will be reviewed on a 24-hour basis and we will provide regular updates.
This is a response to the latest community outbreak in Auckland which is currently under investigation. We don’t yet have a complete picture of the potential source of the infection and spread. Accordingly, we have chosen to respond with a high degree of caution because of the possibility that this might be one of the new more transmissible strains of COVID-19.
Three days will give us time to gather further information on the source, and undertake further testing, as well as breaking any chains of transmission if the virus is present wider in the community.
We have planned for the likelihood of further community outbreaks and have activated our national resurgence plan. We have stamped out the virus before and we can do it again.
We are asking that people in Auckland stay home, and work and study from home if possible. For information on the Auckland boundary, please see our website: covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/travel-within-new-zealand/regional-travel/auckland-boundary...
Travel in and out of Auckland is restricted to essential travel only - otherwise you must stay in the region. If you must leave home, keep a 2-metre distance from others and wear a face covering if possible.
If you are an Aucklander, you can travel to Auckland to return home. But you should not travel out of the region unless you have to. This is vital to us getting on top of the situation.
Please follow instructions from public health officials, and if asked to get a test or self-isolate please do so. If you have symptoms, get tested. It is free. Call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice.
Children should learn at home if possible. Early learning centres and schools in Auckland are open for children whose parents have to go to work and have no care giver arrangements, particularly essential workers.
Businesses can open, but cannot offer services that involve close personal contact, unless it is a supermarket, primary produce retailer, pharmacy, petrol station, or hardware store providing goods to trade customers, or if it is an emergency or critical situation.
Public venues must close. This includes libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds and markets.
Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed for wedding services, funerals, and tangihanga only. Physical distancing must be maintained.
Please see our website for reminders on life at Alert Level 3: covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-3/
REST OF NEW ZEALAND
The rest of New Zealand needs to remain vigilant. This means stay home if you’re sick or vulnerable, wash your hands regularly and well, and use the NZ COVID Tracer app by scanning QR codes and keeping your Bluetooth turned on in the app, or sign in if you can’t use the app.
Businesses and schools remain open but public health guidance including physical distancing and record keeping need to be maintained.
Hospitality businesses must keep groups of customers separated, seated, and served by a single person with a maximum of 100 people at a time.
Mass gatherings will need to be limited to 100 people. Gatherings of up to 100 people are allowed for wedding services, funerals, and tangihanga.
Keep physical distancing of 2 metres from people you don’t know when out in public. Keep 1 metre physical distancing in controlled environments like workplaces, where practical. Wear a mask or a face covering if physical distancing is difficult.
Please see our website for reminders on life at Alert Level 2: covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/
Testing centres across Auckland reported strong demand for testing this afternoon. All testing locations in Auckland are available on the Auckland Regional Public Health Service website (www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/covid-19/where-to-get-tested/), on Healthpoint and at www.covid19.govt.nz
It’s important the right people can get access to testing — so please don’t rush to a centre if you are well, or if you weren’t at one of the locations of interest. We are anticipating high demand at our COVID-19 testing sites and delays are possible, so our request is to please be patient.
If you have symptoms but have not been to a location of interest stay home and call Healthline for advice. ...
1 week ago
It's just 3 weeks until the AGM for Get To The Point. Join us for the AGM and if you wish to stay on for the meeting of the 2021 committee then it would be fabulous. Grace is getting better at getting to the point (get it?) so it'll be smooth running, then down to Pleasant Point Hotel to support a local sponsor. ...
1 month ago
Get To The Point NZ updated their profile picture.
1 month ago
Get To The Point NZ updated their cover photo.
1 month ago
** FURTHER UPDATE FROM NEMA, NO LAND OR MARINE TSUNAMI THREAT IN TIMARU DISTRICT, BUT PLEASE BE AWARE OF UNUSUAL CURRENTS AND SURGES IN WATER, WE WOULD STILL RECOMMEND CAUTION**
Kia ora koutou, Timaru District (as well as all areas outside of Auckland) will go to COVID alert level 2 from Midnight tonight.
COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL UPDATE
4 months ago