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 during 17-18 April, multiple areas in Whakatāne, Ōhope and Coastlands experienced surface flooding, power outages, and other issues.

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 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.

Flood cleanup advisory »