Tsunami Update 6
Beach side residents can return. People who left their homes earlier this morning may now return home.
Gisborne Civil Defence controller Jon Davies says there is no longer expected to be any threat to property from the Chile-generated tsunami.
The national tsunami warning was downgraded but Gisborne's Civil Defence remains on alert and continues to monitor the effects of the tsunami.
“The port is now open but we still advise people not to go to the beach, not to go in the water or on boats and not to go sightseeing until the national warning is lifted.
Please listen to local and national radio for updates.
“Gisborne Civil Defence and emergency services appreciate residents' cooperation today.”
Civil Defence Controller