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Auckland Severe Weather and State of Emergency

There is a wide range of information about the impact across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland as a result of severe weather conditions since Friday 27 January 2023. Some of this information is available in alternate formats on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) website (Braille Ready File, Audio, Large Print, Easy Read, New Zealand Sign Language). The following link to NEMA’s website will enable you to review relevant information…

Included here you will also find the most recent NEMA Factsheet in audio, BRF and Large Print. This contains a wealth of information including contact details…

There is also information available through the “My Information” on the Amazon Alexa Smart Speaker Skill. If you have not joined up to that service, ask Alexa to “Enable My Information” and you will hear the main menu of the TellMe service. Then you can select from the main menu.

Do not hesitate to contact Blind Citizens NZ if there is anything you feel there is someone from our community from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in need as a result of severe weather, where we may be able to provide information or guidance.

Download Mp3 Audio
Auckland Severe Weather Event FactSheet (Docx)
Auckland Severe Weather Event January (Brf)


Although the Government removed the COVID-19 Protection Framework at 11:59pm on 12 September 2022 we all need to do our bit to keep each other safe. There are a number of ways to achieve this, especially during the festive season. For latest news and updates visit our COVID-19 page for additional information.

Blind Citizens NZ is advocating for, and working towards New Zealand becoming a fully inclusive society, where blind, deaf blind and vision impaired people can lead rich, full and independent lives with confidence and dignity.

To support our work, we have created a social awareness campaign. The aim of the campaign is to educate the general public about some of the key issues faced by the blind community – and what they can do about it. It is based on the notion that…

“It shouldn’t be hard for our blind citizens to beat everyday obstacles”

To bring this idea to life, we wanted to exaggerate what it’s like for a blind person to negotiate everyday obstacles.

You can check out our accessibility campaign messages here.

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