Top of the South
Sunday, July 15, 2018
IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 111
Widespread rain has affected much of the Coromandel, Hauraki and the general Waikato region. The Waikato Regional Council floodroom is active https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/services/regional-services/regional-hazards-and-emergency-management/flood-room/.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Flooding damage around the Tolaga Bay area of Gisborne meets the criteria for a medium scale event, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor and Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri announced today.
Categories: National, Bay of Plenty, East Coast
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
WHAT IS MYCOPLASMA BOVIS
• Mycoplasma bovis causes illness in cattle including mastitis, abortion, pneumonia, and arthritis.
• Silent spreaders – cows can be infected but not ill.
• It does not infect humans and is not a food safety risk.
• It occurs commonly in most cattle producing countries around the world.
• Difficult disease to detect – it hides.
Categories: National, Northland
Friday, May 04, 2018
Download this sheet for details on taking care of yourself, your family, your animals and your business.
Septic tanks are a potential source of faecal contamination to flood waters and it is possible for surface water to travel down the outer casing of a bore into groundwater.
If your drinking water supply is from a bore and there was flood water around the borehead, then there is a risk that your bore water might be contaminated. If this is the case then please boil your water before drinking and have your water tested to confirm whether your water supply is safe.
Rotorua Lakes Council's laboratory can test your drinking water to determine the presence of Ecoli, which is an indicator of faecal contamination, free of charge to those affected by the storm. To arrange a sample, collect a bottle from the lab at the Wastewater Treatment Plant off Te Ngae Road or contact Council on 07 348 4199 for more information.
Rotorua Lakes Council helpline: 0800 020 001
Rural Support Trust 0800 787 254
Ministry for Primary: Industries (Animal Welfare): 0800 00 83 33
Rotorua SPCA: 07 349 2995
Your insurer, bank, advisors and accountant.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council: 0800 884 880: www.boprc.govt.nz
Waikato Regional Council:0800 800 401: www.waikatoregion.govt.nz
DairyNZ: 0800 4 DairyNZ (0800 4 324 7969)
Fonterra for milk collection issues / special collection arrangement 0800 656568
Federated Farmers: 0800 FARMING (0800 327 646)
Categories: Uncategorized, National, Bay of Plenty
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
As the winter weather is making itself felt, most recently with tornadoes in Taranaki and Ruapehu, please stay safe and travel only if absolutely necessary.
Treat all lines as live and report power outages to your supplier.
Please ask for assistance if you need it, and keep an eye on your neighbours.
For updates at this stage please refer to https://www.facebook.com/TaranakiCivilDefence/ and https://www.facebook.com/ruapehudc/
Weather updates http://www.metservice.com/national/home.
Pic below of unoccupied home, taken from Ruapehu District Council facebook page.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Taranaki, Ruapehu-Whanganui, North Canterbury
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor today announced that the damage wrought by former Cyclone Gita in Taranaki and parts of the Tasman district meets the criteria for medium-scale adverse event classification.
Categories: National, Taranaki, Top of the South