The Otorohanga District is beginning to feel the effects of Cyclone Cook. Your safety is our number one priority.
Please monitor this and our Facebook Page for regular updates. Should you come across any issues within the District please phone Council on 07 873 4000. This phone line is manned around the clock. Should you experience and emergency please Dial 111 immediately.
Waikato Civil Defence Group Emergency Coordination Centre (GECC) has now been activated.
Otorohanga District Council Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OtorohangaDistrictCouncil
Weather Updates: MetService - http://www.metservice.com/national/home
Road Closures: NZTA - http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/regions/3?layers=road-closures
School Closures: Ministry of Education - http://www.education.govt.nz/ or contact your local school
In a civil defence emergency, Otorohanga’s response is coordinated from the Civil Defence Centre at the Council Office in Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga.
The Council building has a standby generator to ensure that power disruptions do not hinder the response effort and also has communications equipment, which provides alternate forms of communication in case any telecommunications network is disrupted or overloaded.
A minimum of two exercises a year are held at the Centre to ensure that our staff are ready to respond to any emergency if required. A Civil Defence Centre has also been set up at Kawhia to respond to any emergency that will impact on the Kawhia and Aotea Communities.
A Civil Defence Centre has also been set up at Kawhia to respond to any emergency that will impact the Kawhia and Aotea Communities.