Whakatāne District Council

The Council serves Whakatāne, Ōhope, Tāneatua, Edgecumbe, Matatā, Murupara and other communities throughout the Whakatāne District.

To contact us directly, please phone 07 306 0500 or email info@whakatane.govt.nz.


Following extreme weather events on Good Friday, multiple areas in Whakatāne, Ōhope and Coastlands have experienced surface flooding, power outages, and other issues. It is prudent to keep clear of streams and rivers for the time being.

Flood cleanup advisory »

Normal water service has been restored to Tāneatua. Emergency water conservation measures are no longer required.

Some roads were closed due to flooding, slips and other hazards. These roads have now been opened with the exception of Hereperu Road near Matatā, which remains closed due to a major rockfall. If you must travel, please take extra precautions on the roads.

Road closure information »

If you live in a landslide-prone area, consider evacuating temporarily and stay as far away from escarpments as possible until the situation eases.

If your house has been flooded/inundated, for your health and safety you should treat the floodwater as being contaminated. Contact an insurance assessor before disposing of rubbish from an affected area.

If you are in imminent danger due to flooding or any other issues, contact emergency services immediately.

What to do in a flood »

Cleanup efforts are proceeding in areas affected by flooding.

Media release »