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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Ita has brought heavy rain and strong wind to much of the Waikato Region during Thursday, with the Coromandel Peninsula and eastern areas particularly hard hit. The rain and wind have now eased, however hazardous conditions will persist for a time.

Updated at 1630 hours, Thursday 17 April 2014

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Almost 17,000 people attended The Waikato Show. Great to meet so many and provide lots of advice on preparedness for a disaster.

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The Waikato CDEM Group is divided into a number of areas that provide civil defence and emergency management support to local communities. Read more...

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The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint Committee has endorsed the Grab & Go NZ emergency kit. 

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