Emergency Status

Saturday 7 December 2019 12:00 AM

Current Situation

Flooding in Rangitata Area
A local state of emergency has been declared in the Timaru District due to the flooding in the Rangitata area. All routes over the Rangitata River are closed in both directions. Evacuations have taken place for south and north Rangitata Huts and the Rangitata Island area. Refer to Timaru District Council for further information. www.timaru.govt.nz

Radio Frequencies


In an emergency the radio is your main source of information. 


These radio stations are regional radio, and will provide localised information:


National radio stations will keep you up to date with the latest news on an event:

  • National Radio: Christchurch 101.7 FM/675 AM Timaru 101.1 FM/ 918AM Lake Tekapo 89FM 
  • Newstalk ZB: Christchurch 1098AM Ashburton 873 AM Timaru 1152AM
  • The Hits: Christchurch 97.7FM Ashburton 89.3 FM South Canterbury 94.7 or 98.7FM
  • More FM: Christchurch 92.1FM
  • Radio Live: Canterbury 738AM Timaru 89.8 FM 

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