The Wairarapa represents the largest area of land (78%) in the Wellington Region, but is home to only 8% of the region’s population. Nevertheless, the Wairarapa is very important to the regional economy.

The Wairarapa Valley are bisected by several major river systems and active faults, while Lake Wairarapa stores large volumes of water. The risk of flooding across the Wairarapa Plains is an important consideration because of the threat to life in major settlements and because of the consequences for the rural economy.

On this page you can find:

List of community emergency hubs in the Wairarapa

Information about the tsunami risk to the Wairarapa

Wairarapa's Community Emergency Hubs

Community Emergency Hubs are about the community coming together to do what it can to help each other - people helping people with what they have available.

See a map of the region's hubs

Hub Name Venue Address Hub Guide
Carterton Carterton Events Centre 50 Holloway Street
Castlepoint Wairarapa Sports Fishing Club 4/2 Jetty Road
Featherston Anzac Hall 62 Bell Street
Greytown Greytown Town Centre 89 Main Street
Martinborough South Wairarapa District Council 19 Kitchener Street
Masterton (Central) YMCA 371 Queen Street
Masterton (Douglas Park) Douglas Park School 136 Cole Street
Masterton (Eastside) Te Kura Kaupapa o Maori Wairarapa 35 Johnstone Street
Masterton (Fernridge) Fernridge School 264 Upper Plain Road
Masterton (Kuripuni) Masterton Primary School 53 South Road
Masterton (Lansdowne)

Lansdowne Presbyterian Church

1 Totara St

Mauriceville Mauriceville School 78 Opaki Kaiparoro Road
Riversdale Riversdale Beach Golf Club 82 Pinedale Crescent
Taueru Taueru Hall Te Parae Road
Tinui Tinui Hall 3 Blackhill Road
Wainuioru Wainuioru Hall Masterton-Stronvar Road
Whareama Whareama Hall 5 Langdale Road

Tsunami risk to the Wairarapa

 The coastline and small settlements of the Wairarapa are vulnerable to a possible tsunami, and it is important to know what to do.

 If you feel an earthquake that is either longer than a minute OR strong enough that it’s hard to stand up, then get to high ground, out of all zones, as soon as the shaking stops!  
If there is an official warning, then evacuate from the zones (red, orange or yellow) stated in the warning.


Open tsunami evacuation map 

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NOTE: While our  website has virtually unlimited capacity and will continue to operate at high speed even when under heavy load, the mapping system above may not be available as it uses data from outside our system. If it is slow to load then there are detailed downloadable maps of the Wairarapa tsunami evacuation zones maps are also available.

Find the South Wairarapa's tsunami evacuation zone maps
Find Carterton District's tsunami evacuation zone maps
Find Masterton District's tsunami evacuation zone maps