12 February, 2023
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12 February: NZ Army delivers emergency supplies ahead of cyclone Gabrielle
Today personnel from the New Zealand Army’s 16 Field Regiment assisted in delivering and unloading more than 50 pallets of emergency supplies to the central distribution centre in Auckland ahead of the severe weather from Cyclone Gabrielle.
We have more than 100 personnel ready to respond in Northland and Auckland, with others on standby or on their way to other regions such as Coromandel.
Our personnel have also been busy assisting the setup of Civil Defence Centres across Auckland, and remain ready to help with the planning and response over the coming days.
Rough weather is forecast for across the North Island - please take care, check on your neighbours and follow the advice of emergency response agencies.
11 February: NZDF continues to support preparations ahead of cyclone Gabrielle
Today we have been out in Auckland communities helping remove flood-damaged waste ahead of forecast severe weather.
Teams were out in suburbs, such as Mt Eden and Mangere, assisting with the solid waste removal at the request of Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management.
Our specialist response teams also remain ready to assist civil defence and emergency authorities in anticipation of Cyclone Gabrielle’s impact on the upper North Island.