Hawke's Bay Civil Defence says its priority for Thursday is establishing contact with communities that have been isolated since Cyclone Gabrielle hit the region.
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National State of Emergency declared
The Government has declared a National State of Emergency, to assist in the response to Cyclone Gabrielle.
State of emergency called for Nelson, West Coast as bad weather batters South Island
The South Island's weather battering has forced a state of local emergency for the Nelson Tasman and West Coast regions.
State of emergency in Tairāwhiti
Flash flooding has triggered a state of emergency across Gisborne as the region is engulfed by torrential rain.
Multiple districts evacuate as South Island continues to battle floods
A state of emergency continues for Ashburton and Timaru, while other districts begin their evacuation procedures.
'When it's long and strong, get gone'- Whangara tsunami evacuees
Whangara community play it safe with tsunami response plan following 7.3 and 8.1 earthquakes.
Tsunami warning downgraded: water activities not recommended
The threat for a tsunami has been downgraded across Aotearoa.
‘All the birds just left’ – the earthquake that forced people off the coasts this morning
Kiwis evacuated on hills above their towns have been asked to wait for the tsunami alert all-clear - possibly as late as this afternoon.
Lower East Coast 'bumper to bumper' as they evacuate
Now, evacuees have been told to wait for a tsunami all-clear.