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Alert Level 2 

From Monday 31 August, Auckland dropped to Alert Level 2 with additional restrictions on gatherings. The rest of the country remains at Alert Level 2. These settings will be reviewed again on 14 September. 

What you need to know

Alert Level 2 is not life as normal. You can still go to work and school, but you must:

  • Keep your distance from other people in public
  • Wash your hands
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • Keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
  • Wear a mask if you can
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get tested
  • Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Wear a face covering on public transport
  • If you have been told to self-isolate, you must do so immediately

For more information visit the COVID-19 website.

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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