Manawatu/Whanganui alerts

For your safety, every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct. However, you should contact the local DOC visitor centre for the latest updates. Changes to weather will affect conditions in the backcountry. Always check the latest MetService weather report before you venture out and be prepared to change your plans if conditions are unfavourable.

Your safety is your responsibility. Make sure you plan, prepare and equip yourself for any trip into the backcountry. To report any safety hazards or conservation emergencies call the DOC hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468). For fire and search and rescue call 111.

Manawatu area

These are the current alerts and warnings for the Manawatu area.


For further information contact Manawatu Wairarapa District Office.

Whanganui area

These are the current alerts and warnings for the Whanganui area.

For further information contact Whanganui District Office

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Whanganui Office
Phone:      +64 6 349 2100
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Manawatu Base
Phone:      +64 6 350 9700
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