Feb 2018 - Ex-cyclone Gita Event Updates

Below is information regarding the impacts of Cyclone Gita. Last updated 9.40pm 1 March 2018.

Media Releases

Road Closures

  • >There are no closures in Monaco or Glenduan
  • >Manuka Street Ford is open.
  • >All carparks are open

SH6 Rocks Road in Nelson is open.

Parks and Reserves

Parks and reserves are now open (expect Trafalgar Park which is undergoing maintenance work)

Mountain Bike tracks are open (Firball and P51). Keep an eye on the Nelson Mountain Bike Club's Facebook page for updates.

Flooding Information

EQC Storm damage
Find out about making a claim if you have damage: eqc.govt.nz/storm-damage

Managing flood risks at your home
Information for preventing illness and cleaning up after flooding nelsontasmancivildefence.co.nz/hazards/flood/managing-flood-risks-at-your-home/

Bus Services

Bus services are running as normal.

Recycling and Rubbish

Recycling services are running as normal.

Rivers and beaches

Following the heavy rainfall brought to Nelson by Ex-Cyclone Gita, we advise not to swim at the beach or in the river for 48 hours after rain, as surface run-off could be a health risk.


It is up to residents to source their own to protect their properties. The materials for sandbags can be purchased from your local hardware or landscape supplier. Black rubbish bags filled with sand also proved to be effective during the recent storm surge event.


Nelson City Council will be available 24 hours a day on 03 546 0200 or email enquiry@ncc.govt.nz 
If there is a serious danger to people and you need assistance urgently, please call 111.