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What you need to know

New Zealand is still at Alert Level 2. Amendments to the Government Order have been published and outline new gathering restrictions.  

 COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Amendment Order 2020

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The Amendment to the Order includes some other important changes for life at Alert Level 2. This is part of the gradual easing of restrictions that will happen as we move towards Alert Level 1.

Cabinet will next review the settings of Alert Level 2 on 8 June. 

More information: 
Advice on health impacts:
Updates on the status of local roads and public transport:


Get Prepared

The Wellington region is an awesome place to live, but it’s a little wild. We often experience earthquakes, storms, flooding and landslides. We’re also at risk from tsunamis.

These emergencies have similar impacts.  It would be hard to get around, hard to communicate with loved ones and hard to get access to the essentials.

We’ve outlined the things you can do to prepare your household and community get through the challenging days safely, and as comfortably as possible.

Find out how at Get Prepared >

Tsunami Evacuation Zone Maps

If you feel a long or strong earthquake then immediately get out of all zones. In other cases evacuate the zones you are advised to leave.

Find the tsunami evacuation zone maps > 

Or click below to see the evacuation zones for your area:

Kāpiti Coast  |  Porirua City  |  Wellington City  |  Lower Hutt
South Wairarapa  |  Carterton  |  Masterton