Emergency updates

If there is a civil defence emergency in Palmerston North, this is your go-to page for updates from Council. There are currently no emergencies.

Current emergencies

There is currently no emergency in the Palmerston North area.   During an emergency event we'll post information on this web page and on council facebook page.

Listen to your local radio

In an emergency please listen to your local radio station for information, news and advice on what to do.

Radio Stations to tune in to during an emergency are:

Newstalk ZB
 927 AM
Classic Hits
 97.8 FM
More FM 
 92.2 FM
 999 AM


Real time information about natural disasters and hazardous situations:

Horizons Regional emergency information: current emergencies in Manawatū (external website)

Natural Hazards Research Platform: real time news on quakes, tsunami and earthquakes (external website)

Met Service weather forecasts (external website)

Horizons Region Council Waterline: river height & flow information (external website)

AA Road watch: national roading status (external website)

NZTA - State Highway Watch (external website )

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