Cyclone Gita is due to hit New Zealand on Monday afternoon and DRCT is planning ahead in case things get rough. Slips, rapidly rising rivers and power outages can be serious for vulnerable community members. We will post updates on Monday if it looks like Bay of Plenty residents will be affected.
If you are worried about yourself, your whanau or neighbours, take some time now to prepare with Civil Defence:
The MetService has warned New Zealanders should prepare for the impact of Cyclone Gita next week.