Te Tai Rāwhiti Civil Defence controller Ben Green says with the rain forecast for tonight there is an immediate risk of the failure of the debris dam upstream of the township.
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'Enormous tree' closes Tokomaru road
Credit / Tairāwhiti Civil Defence More than 40 rural and other roads are still affected after heavy rain in Te Tairāwhiti, the local civil defence says.
Serious flooding in Tokomaru Bay, homes evacuated
Regular video conferences are being held with Emergency Management Minister Kiri Allan to ensure people are safe across the region.
Earthquakes and tsunamis can't shake whānau spirits
Whānau and communities came together today to keep everyone safe as tsunami warnings rang throughout the day.
Kura Kaupapa Māori stand as stronghold for Te Reo
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Taonga Tūturu ki Tokomaru celebrated its legacy reflecting on fostering the language and Māori identity for 30 years.
Heavy rainfall hits the East Coast
Heavy rain has hit the East Coast of the North Island, causing surface flooding and slips along State Highway 35.
Tokomaru Bay students retracing ancestors' steps in Rarotonga
Tokomaru Bay School Hatea-a-Rangi are connecting with the place their ancestors voyaged from Rarotonga to Aotearoa.
Tauranga, Tokomaru students celebrate Te Maeva Nui 2019
Māori students from Tauranga and Tokomaru Bay are taking part in this year's Te Maeva Nui celebrations in Rarotonga.
Tokomaru Bay community call for liquor ban
The Tokomaru Bay community have had enough and a proposal could lead to a bylaw that would ban drinking in public areas.
Native Affairs – Nannies busking to save an icon
“The iconic Tokomaru Bay wharf could collapse into the ocean it if isn’t fixed soon.” That’s the prediction of Bruce Holm, Chairman of the Tokomaru Bay Heritage Trust. “It’s a race against time to save it as a big storm bringing a large southerly swell could knock the concrete section over.”