Pigeon Valley Fire update 47 - 17:30 hours 13/02/2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Pigeon Valley Fire update 47 - 17:30 hours 13/02/2019


Don't forget to come along to the community meeting tonight at the Hope Community Church, Raznau Road, starting at 7pm. The Mayor, Fire and Emergency and other experts will be on hand to provide an update and answer questions.


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Police supporting Wakefield community

Police and Red Cross have been out and about in Wakefield today visiting properties to check on people who have returned home.

A large number of properties were visited on Tuesday evening but officers would return today to distribute information about returning home after an evacuation.

The Police station in Wakefield will remain open with officers present 24 hours a day until Friday.


Weather forecast

There is no rainfall expected tomorrow. Sustained south west winds of 5-10 km/h in the morning, then shifting north east by late morning and increasing to 10-15 km/h. Possible wind gusts of up to 40 km/h in the afternoon. High of 28 degrees.  


Where to get help

The Civil Defence Centre at the Richmond New Life Church closes at 7pm and reopens tomorrow at 8am. A range of agencies will be on site at 85 Wensley Road providing advice and connecting people with where they can get appropriate support.

The volunteer community in Nelson continues to provide amazing support to those affected. The Suburbs Clubrooms at Saxton is open for affected residents that need assistance with grocery suppliers.


Further updates

Updates will be available on the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence website and facebook page, both Nelson City and Tasman District Council facebook pages and websites, and through Newstalk ZB 1341AM and BrianFm radio at 105.6 FM.


Media Contact:
Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Management 
027 703 0409

Further updates will be provided as soon as it is available.