A state of national emergency has been declared in New Zealand to assist in the response to Cyclone Gabrielle14 February 2023 News
A state of national emergency has been declared in New Zealand to assist in the response to Cyclone Gabrielle.
The declaration will apply to the six regions that have already declared a local State of Emergency: Northland, Auckland, Tairāwhiti, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Hawkes Bay.
Information on the New Zealand state of emergency is available on the National Emergency Management Agency (civildefence.govt.nz) website.
Other links as follows:
MetService - National Severe Weather Information
NEMA - National Emergency Management Agency (@NZcivildefence) / Twitter
Local updates are also being provided by Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups.
Travellers should also check the NZ Transport Authority website for road closures (Traffic updates and delays (nzta.govt.nz).)
At this time, international and domestic flights to Auckland International Airport are disrupted. International and domestic flights are expected to restart today, Tuesday 14 February 2023. Air New Zealand’s regional services are expected to restart mid-afternoon. Airline restart plans may still change depending on forecast weather conditions across the next 24 hours. Travellers should contact their airline or use their airline app to determine whether flights will be arriving or departing.
Please advise Protocol Division if your Auckland Consulate, or Wellington Embassy or High Commission has experienced any cyclone-related damage and we will ensure that Police Protection Services are aware of this. The Protocol Division Duty-phone is available for urgent protocol matters (+64 21 227 5984). Please do not contact this phone number regarding consular matters related to your nationals; flight disruptions; or other transport or infrastructure enquiries.