web analytics

State of emergency on the South Island’s east coast

Written By: - Date published: 9:43 pm, July 21st, 2017 - 23 comments
Categories: climate change, disaster, Environment - Tags: , ,

Civil Defence have declared states of emergency in Dunedin, Otago, Waitaki and Timaru and evacuations are happening in some areas. Keep safe folks.

Advice from TS commenter Sabine,

essentially if you live in an area that you might have to evacuate, have your survival bag (papers, cash, bank cards, photos, stuff) ready, have a 5-10 gasoline tin to take, have torches, have your animals chipped and registered, find out your nearest evac centre (good luck with that in AKL – as the civil defense will let people know where to go in case of – yeah, not making that up) and have a plan ready with your whanau on how to meet up should you all be in different parts of town due to work/school etc.
Also find out if there are shelters that will take pets, as a lot of time that is not allowed.
If you worry that you might not be at home at time of an emergency set up a system with locals to check on pets, but also to check on people who might be housebound.

From Stuff (8.30pm Fri)

  • Dunedin and Timaru and the Waitaki region have all declared a state of emergency.
  • The NZ Army has been called in to assist Civil Defence in Timaru.
  • South Cantabrians living near flood-prone areas have been urged to prepare for evacuation.
  • Homes in Ashburton were flooded on Friday morning.
  • A home in Oamaru was evacuated after rising floodwaters submerged streets and bridges.
  • Drivers were trapped in their cars in floodwaters near Rakaia in Canterbury.
  • Sandbags were being prepared in Ashburton and Dunedin to combat flooding.
  • Nearly 1000 properties lost power across Mid Canterbury in the storm early this afternoon.
  • The storm is expected to create “widespread disruption”, with Canterbury and Otago to cop the brunt of it.
  • The heaviest rainfalls are expected in Dunedin – up to 200mm over a 27-hour period. Parts of Canterbury could receive up to 180mm of rain before noon Saturday.
  • The flooding closed roads throughout Canterbury. A full list of up-to-date information on road conditions is available HERE.
  •  The New Zealand Transport Agency has closed SH1 between Palmerston and Waitati. It is also closed between Pukeuri in North Otago and Redruth, South Canterbury, due to flooding.
  • SH82 remains closed between Waimate and Kurow. The only highway connecting the Canterbury and Otago regions is SH8 between Twizel and Omarama. Chains are now essential on Lindis Pass.

RNZ overview (9pm Fri) and live coverage.

Updates (midnight Friday)

The Herald

Dunedin Civil Defence Emergency Management controller Sue Bidrose has said in a media conference that based on information available indicates “this will be one of the biggest floods on record on the Taieri [River]”.

It’s currently flowing about 1200 cubic metres per second, 100 cubic metres per second more than the level at which authorities usually open the flood gates.

Emergency services have evacuated homes near the river’s upper ponding area. 

“They’re just evacuating the last of the cattle and as soon as those cows are moved then they will be opening those flood gates,” Bidrose said.

Residents on Gordon Rd spillway have also been told to leave their houses.

Taieri flooding area map.

The increase in flow (cumecs) on the Taieri River, compared to past 7 days and last 180 days,

23 comments on “State of emergency on the South Island’s east coast ”

  1. Nòt good. Be safe.

    • Fustercluck 1.1

      “survival bag (papers, cash, bank cards, photos, stuff) ready, have a 5-10 gasoline tin”

      Sort of a limited list. I’d suggest: Prescription drugs, warm clothing and bedding, a day or two’s supply of water & food, rain gear, a radio, cell phone. Move vegicle out of flood zone BEFORE you need to.

      • Sabine 1.1.1

        stuff my friend.
        and frankly if you are being evacuated chances are that you can’t take bedding and food and stuff, as shelters only have so much space.

        your list works if you self evacuate and have a place to go.

        I would consider myself as a prepper, we have a generator, gas cooking facilities n all sorts o shit should armageddon hit tomorrow.

        however, when my mother in law got flooded in the last floods the most important tool at our disposal was a borrowed canoe. With the help of that canoe we managed to paddle onto the paddock and get her, hubby and the kid living there out of the second floor window and to safety at least for the time of a shower, washing and feeding. She stayed cause of her pets which she could not take to a shelter. The bloke who got us the canoe also rescued the tied up dog that was left behind by the neighbourgh. (he never came back to claim the dog and the property is so stuffed it has to be demolished)

        It depends really how much time you have, how fast the waters come – they got flooded within less then half an hour – roadworks/bridgeworks literally build a damn and then the river burst. Now way you gonna pack two days of food, n shit, by the time you are done your car is underwater. Oh, that was already done when they woke up to see that the house was 2 meters underwater. But she had her handbag with all vital paperwork, she had the pictures of her family, her fathers medals from the war, and some of the smaller wood/greenstone carvings from her husbands family. She lost a lot of stuff. All three cars were the first thing to go.

        So you really need to be differentiating as being evacuated by emergency services, one bag and stop, or if you are self evacuating. Two different scenarios.

  2. Sabine 2

    it’s going to be a long and cold night for some.

  3. exkiwiforces 4

    Should have seen the ABC news tonight, NZ disappeared under a mass of that white Stuff. Early I got a SMS from my folks saying got to Nelson only just via the Lewis pass and brother at Mayfield got his duck feet on.

    • Ad 4.1

      Great to hear those 300 Territorials in Dunedin getting in to it today.

      • exkiwiforces 4.1.1

        There would be a lot more Territorials called out if it wasn’t for pervious National, Labour and this current mob attitude towards the defence and rural NZ. For example the Nationals ECA of 1991 and the huge cuts to defence during that time almost wiped out the Territorials and since then a large number of TF Depots have close and units have merged or disbanded like NZ Scottish, 31 and 32 Battery all 3 were South Island TF units.
        Depots Closed under both National and Labour since 1991 in the South Island
        Central Battery in Dunedin across the Rd from the Beach Hotel and KAH is now the main depot in Dunedin
        Gore
        Balclutha
        Oamaru
        Ashburton
        Westport , note the Greymouth depot is open but for how long?
        And there is some doubt is to weather the Nelson depot will soon close as the land on which the Nelson depot sits on has been sold by the National government.

        The TF in rural NZ are the backbone for all rural townships Civil Defence emergency plans and the face of NZDF in rural NZ

  4. Carolyn_nth 5

    What can us northerners do to help?

  5. Jenny Kirk 6

    Climate change is here.

  6. Wow just watched a video of Taieri plains or series of lakes more like. Ive seen it bad down there and lived through it and this one is bad. Kia kaha.

  7. “Southland region appears to have escaped the heavy rain and flooding that has badly
    affected the Otago and Canterbury regions.

    Although the Mataura and Oreti Rivers reached broadcast levels during the night they
    have mostly peaked and the rain in the headwaters has eased. Environment Southland
    will continue to monitor the river levels in case of snow melt occurring.

    Emergency Management Otago have issued this update:

    4:50 am SATURDAY 22nd JULY 2017
    Update #5

    Over 200 properties have been evacuated across Otago overnight, with the majority
    being in the Dunedin City and its rural communities. All state highways across the
    region are closed and there are numerous local road closures. Steady rain is
    continuing to fall in Dunedin, where access to the Otago Peninsula is cut off by
    several major slips.

    Otago Group Controller Scott MacLean said conditions have eased in the Waitaki
    District, where four homes were evacuated in Oamaru last night and another four in
    Hilderthorpe.

    The major area of focus currently is Outram on the Taieri Plain near Dunedin, where
    around 100 homes have been evacuated and more householders have been warned to be
    prepared to evacuate if conditions change. Civil Defence teams are also going door
    to door in parts of Mosgiel to advise residents that surface flooding may cause more
    homes to be evacuated.

    Further south, the Clutha District Council activated its emergency operations centre
    last night after flooding affected a small number of properties in Milton, Lawrence
    and Waitahuna. Teams also sandbagged the shopping area in Lawrence and went door to
    door in low-lying parts of Milton, advising householders that they may need to
    evacuate if conditions worsen.

    Otago Regional Council flood managers are continuing to patrol and monitor rivers
    across the region. The biggest impact currently is on the Taieri River, where flood
    levels at Outram are at the second highest level ever recorded, at 1825 cumecs and
    the river was still rising at 4.30am.

    The Manuherikia River peaked at Ophir last night, at the fourth highest level on
    record. One property was evacuated from Oturehua.

    Other rivers which have stabilised and are now only rising slowly include the Silver
    Stream, Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek in Dunedin; and the Tokomairiro and
    Waitahuna Rivers in the Clutha District. The Waianakarua, Kakanui and Shag rivers in
    North Otago have peaked.

    Delta has advised that there are power outages in Berwick, Henley, Leith Valley, Mt
    Cargill, Swamp Summit, Maori Hill and Woodhaugh.”

    • greywarshark 8.1

      Wondered how you were getting on Robert. Now you are a councillor you can keep a close eye on all this with good info. I’m saying a prayer for you down there.
      If I have any influence it will help you all!

  8. Sabine 9

    gonna be a busy day for the volunteers.

    And don’t forget that while the volunteers come to help you their own house might be also under water.

    So if anything, people who want to do something, might go and join the voluntary forces of NZ?

  9. weka 10

    Not surprisingly there are multiple slips on the Otago Peninsula’s Bay Rd (Mac Bay, Broad Bay, Harwood, Harrington Pt).

    There’s also a slip at St Clair that’s led to some households being evacuated.

    Slips are going to be one of NZ’s bigger challenges going forward, from rain fall events (and quakes). Think of all the low lying coastal roads and rail lines as well as all the roads built through hillsides/cuttings or along steep slopes.

    The road at Mac Bay in Dunedin is underwater right now, which I’m guessing a combination of rain and tide. That’s what sea level rise looks like too, not in 30 years, but right now.

    • weka 10.1

      Dunedin Emergency‏ @DnEmergency 5h5 hours ago

      We’ve run out of flooded signs. Please drive with caution. Not every area with flooding is signposted. We are looking to source more signs.

    • marty mars 10.2

      Yep tomorrow is today. We are living in it now! It is happening now! Let’s hope enough people realise the truth of the situation.

Links to post

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Tuvalu language revival and COVID-19
    Te Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu 2021 - Tuvalu Language Week moves online due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 said the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  “However it is a timely reminder of the power of embracing both traditional and new ways of doing things. It has been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • United Nations General Assembly: 76th General Debate Statement
    E ngā Mana, e ngā Reo, Rau Rangatira mā o tēnei Whare Nui o te Ao Prestigious people, Speakers of note, Chiefs one and all of this General Assembly Ngā mihi mahana ki o koutou katoa, mai i toku Whenua o Aotearoa Warm greetings to you all from my home ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum prioritises women’s economic empowerment
    Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today chaired the virtual APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum, which is working to address outstanding issues for women and girls across the region as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum brought together Ministers and representatives from 21 economies to discuss gender ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Upper Hauraki to move to Alert Level 2
    Upper Hauraki will move to Alert Level 2 from 11:59pm tomorrow, 25 September, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. After positive cases were detected in the Upper Hauraki area on Sunday, extra Alert Level restrictions were put in place to immediately prevent any wider transmission of the virus.  “We’ve ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Report into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system released
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed the findings of an independent review into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system, which regulates the export of goods to foreign militaries, police forces or paramilitaries. Produced by David Smol, a former Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New District Court Judge appointed
    Attorney-General David Parker has announced the appointment of Brett Crowley of Wellington as a District Court Judge.  He is currently the Wellington Public Defender and started his career as a staff solicitor working in a range of litigation including criminal defence work. He went to the bar in 1999 specialising ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Mental health stocktake shows strong progress
    The first report of the Government’s Implementation Unit has found strong progress has been made since the Mental Health and Addictions Package was announced in 2019. “The report notes most initiatives funded in the Budget 2019 package are on track to deliver what is expected by 2023/24,” Grant Robertson said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Working together to grow the West Coast
    A project that has been crucial in allowing businesses to continue during the tourism downturn is among a number of initiatives to receive a boost from the Government’s Jobs For Nature programme, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Sustaining South Westland is an extension of an initiative set up last year ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Next steps to improve safety in wake of Whakaari White Island tragedy
    The Government is moving to improve safety in light of the Whakaari White Island tragedy and has released proposals to reinforce safety standards in registered adventure activities. The package of proposals includes: Strengthening requirements for how operators, landowners and the regulator manage natural hazard risks Improving how risks are monitored, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Zealand donates more COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX and the Pacific
    Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito William Sio announced today that New Zealand is donating additional Pfizer vaccines to the Pacific and AstraZeneca vaccines to the COVAX Facility, to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. “New Zealand is donating 708,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Speech to the Property Council of New Zealand
    Kia ora koutou katoa   Is it a pleasure to be able to speak with you today, and to be able to answer some questions you may have. I would like to acknowledge the organisers of this event, the Property Council. The theme of this year’s conference is City Shapers. Together ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Additional MIQ for Christchurch
    An additional hotel will be added to our network of managed isolation and quarantine facilities, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I have approved and Cabinet is in the final stages of signing off The Quality Hotel Elms in Christchurch as a new managed isolation facility,” Chris Hipkins said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • NZ COVID-19 response earns another major digital investment
    Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Dr David Clark welcomes Amazon’s Web Services’ (AWS) decision to establish a Cloud Region on New Zealand shores, further boosting New Zealand’s growing digital sector, and providing a vote of confidence in the direction of New Zealand’s economic recovery. “Amazon is the second ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New Zealand invests in cutting edge cancer R&D
    Scaling up the manufacture of CAR T-cell cancer therapy for clinical trials Advancing New Zealand’s biomedical manufacturing capability Supporting future international scientific collaborations Transforming cancer care with targeted, affordable solutions Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods has announced that the fight against COVID-19 will not stop the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Expert group appointed to lead New Zealand’s future health system
    An outstanding group of people with extensive and wide-ranging governance and health experience have been appointed to lead the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “This Government is building a truly national health system to provide consistent, high-quality health services right across the country. This ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Funding to help clean up contaminated sites
    The Government is supporting the clean-up of contaminated sites in Northland, Dunedin and Southland to reduce risk to people’s health and protect the environment. Environment Minister David Parker said the funding announced today, through the Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund, will help us turn previously hazardous sites into safe, usable public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Predator Free apprenticeships open up new job opportunities
    The expansion of a predator free apprenticeship programme is an opportunity for more people to kick-start a conservation career, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The Predator Free Apprenticeship Programme is focused on increasing the number of skilled predator control operators in New Zealand through a two-year training programme. “The Trust ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Further NCEA support confirmed for Auckland students
    The number of Learning Recognition Credits for senior secondary school students will be increased for Auckland students, Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. This recognises the extended time these students will spend in Alert Levels 3 and 4. “It means students in Auckland will have a fair opportunity to attain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Long-term pathway next step to better mental wellbeing for New Zealanders
    The Government is taking a new approach to support people who experience mental distress, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “Kia Manawanui Aotearoa – Long-term pathway to mental wellbeing (Kia Manawanui) is the first 10-year plan of its kind that targets the cause of mental distress and also sets out how ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Keeping our Police safe to keep our communities safe
    The Government is committed to keeping our frontline police officers safe, so they in turn can keep New Zealanders safe – with one of the largest investments in frontline safety announced by Police Minister Poto Williams at the Police College today.   The $45 million investment includes $15.496 million in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Clean Vehicles Bill passes first checkpoint
    The Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill will help New Zealand drive down transport emissions by cleaning up the light vehicle fleet, Transport Minister Michael Wood says. The Bill passed its first reading today and will establish the legislative framework for key parts of the Government’s Clean Car Package, including ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Funding boost supports ongoing Māori COVID-19 response
    The Government is responding to the need by whānau Māori and Māori Health providers to support their ongoing work responding to COVID-19 and to continue increasing rates of Māori vaccination, Associate Minister for Health (Māori Health), Peeni Henare and Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson announced today.   This increased ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Significant increase to COVID-19 penalties
    Penalties for breaches of COVID-19 orders are set to significantly increase from early November 2021 to better reflect the seriousness of any behaviour that threatens New Zealand’s response to the virus, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Throughout this Delta outbreak we’ve seen the overwhelming majority of people doing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill returns to Parliament
    The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill has returned to Parliament for its second reading in an important step towards giving enforcement agencies greater power to protect New Zealanders from terrorist activity. “The Bill addresses longstanding gaps in our counter terrorism legislation that seek to protect New Zealanders and make us safer,” Justice ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Joint Statement: New Zealand and Australian Trade Ministers
    Hon Damien O'Connor MP, New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, and Hon Dan Tehan MP, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, met virtually on Monday 20 September to advance trans-Tasman cooperation under the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER). CER is one of the most ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Prime Minister’s Post Cabinet Press Conference/COVID-19 Update opening statement
    ***Please check against delivery***   E te tī, e te tā, nau mai rā [To all, I bid you welcome]   As you will have seen earlier, today there are 22 new community cases to report; three of which are in Whakatiwai in the Hauraki area, and the remainder in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Major milestones for Māori COVID-19 vaccine rollout as new campaign launches
    Whānau Ora and Associate Health (Māori Health) Minister Peeni Henare acknowledges two major milestones in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for Māori. “I am very pleased to announce more than 50 percent of eligible Māori have received their first dose and 25 per cent are now fully vaccinated,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government funding to fight infectious diseases
    $36 million for research into Covid-19 and other infectious diseases The investment will improve our readiness for future pandemics Research will focus on prevention, control, and management of infectious diseases The Government’s investing in a new Infectious Diseases Research Platform to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response and preparedness for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Quarantine-free travel with Australia to remain suspended for a further 8 weeks
    Suspension to be reviewed again mid to late November Decision brought forward to enable access from Australia to first tranche of around 3000 rooms in MIQ Air New Zealand working at pace to put on more flights from Australia from October    The suspension of quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia has ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Extra support for Ethnic Communities to share vaccination information
    Extra support is being made available to Ethnic Communities to help them share COVID-19 vaccination information within their communities, Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities Priyanca Radhakrishnan said. “We know we need to get every eligible person in New Zealand vaccinated. A fund being launched today will allow for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • School holidays remain unchanged for Auckland region
    School holidays in Auckland will continue to be held at the same time as the rest of the country, starting from Saturday, 2 October, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I’ve carefully considered advice on the implications of shifting the dates and concluded that on balance, maintaining the status quo ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government continues crackdown on gangs and organised crime
    Operation Tauwhiro extended until March 2022 Since it was launched in February, Operation Tauwhiro has resulted in:   987 firearms seized $4.99 million in cash seized 865 people charged with a firearms-related offence Gangs and organised crime groups will continue to be relentlessly targeted with the extension of Police’s successful ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to Body Positive 'HIV Treatments Update Seminar 2021'
    E ngā mana E ngā reo E ngā iwi Tēnā koutou katoa Ka huri ki ngā mana whenua o te rohe nei. Tēnā koutou. He mihi hoki ki a tatou kua tau mai nei I raro I te kaupapa o te rā. Nō reira tēnā koutou katoa Acknowledgements It’s a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Power bill changes bring fairness to charges
    A key recommendation of an independent panel to make electricity charges fairer across all households will be put in place, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. “Phasing out the regulations on ‘low-use’ electricity plans will create a fairer playing field for all New Zealanders and encourage a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • NZ economy’s strong momentum will support rebound from Delta outbreak; COVID fund replenished
    The economy showed strong momentum in the period leading up to the recent Delta COVID-19 outbreak, which bodes well for a solid economic rebound, Grant Robertson said. GDP rose 2.8 percent in the June quarter, following on from a 1.4 percent increase in the previous March quarter. This was a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Projects create benefits into the future
    Making a well-known lake swimmable and helping to halt the decline of the endangered hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins are among a suite of new projects being supported by the Government’s Jobs for Nature programme across the southern South Island, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “It’s no secret that many of our most ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Opening statement for Whāriki Indigenous Small Business Roundtable
      Kei ngā tōpito e wha o te āo e rere ana te mihi maioha ki a koutou nō tawhiti, nō tata mai e tāpiri ana ki tēnei taumata kōrero mo te ao hokohoko arā mā ngā pākihi mo ngā iwi taketake Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa – Pai Mārire.  ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New members appointed to Kāpuia
    The Government is adding four additional members to Kāpuia, the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques. “I’m looking forward to having Pamela MacNeill, Huia Bramley, Melani Anae and Katherine Dedo  join Kāpuia and contribute to this group’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Timeline confirmed for Emissions Reductions Plan
    Cabinet has agreed to begin consulting on the Emissions Reduction Plan in early October and require that the final plan be released by the end of May next year in line with the 2022 Budget, the Minister of Climate Change, James Shaw confirmed today. “Cabinet’s decision allows organisations and communities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pay parity pathway for early learning teachers confirmed
    Pay parity conditions and higher funding rates for education and care services will come into force on 1 January, 2022, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins confirmed today. The Government signalled this work in Budget 2021. “From 1 January, 2022, centres opting into the scheme will receive government funding and be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago