Our Flood Room is now activated to closely monitor the effects of the current weather system on our rivers.

See latest media release: Flood Room update 3.

Previous media releases:

You can also like our Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/boprc.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has a Duty Flood Manager who:

  • Monitors weather forecasts and monitoring sites.
  • Determines level of response and mobilise teams as required.
  • Issues warning to landowners and public.
  • Works with field operations staff to monitor pump stations and other infrastructure during rainfall events.
  • Responds to queries and concerns from the public.
  • Liaises with District and City Councils, Civil Defence and Dam Operators.  

To contact the Duty Flood Manager, please call 0800 884 881 x9845.

Event info

We'll keep you updated with recurring reports over a period of the event (advisories) as well as sitreps (situational reports) which detail the event's current and possible impacts.

Event updates are also available through social media in the following channels:

BOPRC media releases

BOPRC Twitter

BOPRC Facebook

Civil Defence Twitter

Civil Defence…


Below are some contacts for various flood related situations and information. 

  • For emergencies, please call 111.
  • For information on rainfall, river levels, river flooding, coastal flooding or flood schemes (stopbanks, floodgates, pumps), call us on 0800 884 880.

To get in touch with Bay of Plenty's Civil Defence Emergency Management:

Weather info

MetService offers comprehensive weather information and updates:


Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors rainfall throughout the region. 

River levels

Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors rivers throughout the region. 

Road closures

For State Highway issues or information:

City and district councils

For local roading issues, blocked culverts/drains, water/stormwater/sewerage issues:

Ōpōtiki District Council, (07) 315 3030

Whakatāne District Council, (07) 306 0500

Kawerau District Council, (07) 306 9009

Western Bay of Plenty District Council, (07) 571 8008

Rotorua Lakes Council, (07) 348 4199

Tauranga City Council, (07) 577 7000