There is a process for people whose homes still remain behind cordons. They can register to gain access to their properties and collect essential supplies.
You Can register for Access HERE.
Visits will be prioritised according to urgency, based on the need to collect essential items such as:
- Livelihood – essential items for your business or study
- Health – if you need to get medication or other essential items
- Personal welfare – essential items such as clothing and documents
- Animal welfare – pets and livestock
People can call the Christchurch City Council Customer Centre on 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 to register or head online to fill out a request, go to ccc.govt.nz/evacuated-homeowners-access-registration/ (external link)
People who register will be contacted and those who are able to go to their property will be accompanied by a police officer.
The map below shows Port Hills fire hot spots identified by infrared imagery above and below ground. It also show where the current cordons are. For a full interactive map visit http://arcg.is/2kHMIqo (external link)