Civil defence updates

Palmerston North is currently at the red level of the Covid-19 alert level framework (traffic light system).

We'll post any new information to our Covid-19 hub and Facebook page.

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

For the status of roads in Palmerston North, please call the Council or visit our road closures page.

For state highway information, call 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or visit NZTA'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 
Newstalk ZB Manawatū 927 AM
Classic Hits 97.8 FM
More FM 92.2 FM
Access Manawatū 999 AM