Evacuation underway for Spring Creek township


State of emergency declared in Marlborough

A state of emergency remains in place following the recent storm event. See our alerts section for updates

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Evacuation underway for Spring Creek township

  • Date 4:43 PM Saturday 17 July 2021
  • Type Civil Defence Emergency Management

Marlborough weather update No. 5

All of Spring Creek township near Blenheim has been advised to evacuate due to an overtopping stop bank. This follows earlier evacuations in Renwick and part of the Lower Wairau near Blenheim.

Around 430 people live in 162 properties in Spring Creek. They are advised to seek accommodation in the Blenheim area with family or friends. If you have nowhere to go, please call the Council on 03 520 7400.

A state of local emergency was declared at 12.20 pm today by Marlborough’s Deputy Mayor Nadine Taylor.

Residents should follow the Council’s Facebook page, Antenno app, national media and Brian FM on 100.9FM, and the Council website for further information.


The information in this media statement was correct at time of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.