Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group says 248 Christchurch self-evacuees had registered with authorities in the region as of last night, an increase of about 90 compared to Wednesday morning.
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Coastguard Raglan, with support from Environment Waikato, is again offering to help boaties with information on how to cross the notorious Raglan bar and to be generally safer at sea.
Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is updating the arrangements for registration of Christchurch self-evacuees.
A total of 156 Christchurch evacuees had been registered with Work and Income service centres in the Waikato as at 11.50am this morning.
Thirty-nine people who have self-evacuated from Christchurch to the Waikato have registered through Work and Income but there are many more now sheltering in the region following last week’s earthquake.