Civil defence updates: How to stay informed

Palmerston North City Council is your official source of information if there is a local emergency. In an emergency, we will post regular updates to the news pages on this website, and to our main Facebook page. We recommend you also listen to the radio.



You can find region-wide information on the Civil Defence Manawatū Whanganui page.

For the status of roads in Palmerston North, please call us on 06 356 8199 or check our road closures page.

For state highway information, phone 0800 44 44 49 or visit Waka Kotahi's Whanganui/Manawatū traffic updates page

Up-to-date information on river heights and rainfall is available via Horizons 24 hour toll-free Waterline 0508 4 FLOOD (0508 435 663) or its website: Horizons river heights and rainfall

For weather forecasts, please see the MetService website

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 station Frequency 
More FM 92.2 FM
Kia Ora FM 89.8 FM

Newstalk ZB

100.2 FM and 927 AM

Manawatū People's Radio 999 AM
 RNZ National  1449 AM and 101.0 FM