KIA MATAARA E TE IWI!
Te Puna Ora o Mataatua is offering Emergency Tautoko for Mataatua whānau impacted by Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle.
Weather warnings remain in place for Aotearoa, with both a regional state of emergency declared for the Bay of Plenty at 8pm on Monday February 13 and a national emergency declared at 8.45am on Tuesday February 14.
We are urging whānau to stay up to date with MetService as Cyclone Gabrielle crosses the country.
Kia mataara ki ēnei whakatūpato e te iwi e haumaru ai tō koutou noho i o koutou kainga.
We are expecting flooding, strong winds, slips, road closures, fallen trees.
Mo te whānuitanga o ngā kōrero whai atu ia:
* Follow your local CDEM (Civil Defence Emergency Management)
* MetService New Zealand for weather updates online and app
* Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for roading updates.
Currently we have established a Welfare Line and are working closely to establish Emergency Evacuation Centres around the rohe, including local marae.
Several marae are now open as Emergency Evacuation Centres for all Mataatua whānau who must, or choose to evacuate, and do not have family or friends to go to.
An emergency evacuation centre has also been established at War Memorial Hall in Whakatāne.
For further tautoko, please do not hesitate to call our services on 0800 628 228.