Wiri Central School

(09) 262 0594 or 027 262 0594 11-23 Inverell Ave, Wiri, Auckland 2104; PO Box 97148


AUCKLAND WEATHER EVENT UPDATE                                                                                               30 January 2023


Kia ora koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, bula vinaka, greetings


I hope this newsletter finds you all safe and dry following the severe rainstorm in Auckland. 


We are very fortunate that our school has not suffered any damage or flooding as a result of the weather and we will be able to open, as planned, on Tuesday 7 February.


The school office will be open for new enrolments on Thursday 2 February 2023 between 9am and 12pm. 


School will commence for students on Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 9.00am.  Weather permitting, we will start the year with a whole school assembly under the sunshade including a powhiri for new students and families.  We hope you can join us to start off the new school year.


Below is some information from the Ministry of Education for anyone who has been impacted by the recent weather event. 

Severe weather event advice and guidance

Civil Defence Centres (as of 29 January 2023)

Those who need to evacuate and cannot stay with friends or whānau can go to a Civil Defence Centre.

  • West: Leonards Road School, 15 Saint Leonards Road, Kelston
  • North: Massey University Albany Campus, Sir Neil Walters Lecture Theatre, Massey University East Precinct, Albany Expressway SH17
  • South: Mana Tukutuku, 32 Riverton Drive, Randwick Park

Bring with you any essential items you may need – for example, medication, warm clothing, baby items.

Support and assistance may be available if you've been affected by flooding in your region. 

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) contact numbers:

  • Dedicated line for impacted residents: 0800 400 100 (lines are open today until 5:00pm, Sunday hours are to be determined)
  • Urgent accommodation assistance: 0800 22 22 00
  • Accommodation for those who have COVID-19 pathway is still business as usual. Where people have COVID-19 and must leave their homes and cannot be accommodated with other whanau the number to call is Health 021 227 4908
  • Marae across Auckland are offering support, including the Manukau Urban Māori Authority, Papakura Marae and Manurewa Marae.