• Wellington - Houghton Valley School near the south coast is open now; Biz Dojo on 115 Tory Street is open for people in the Wellington CBD
• Christchurch - Linwood College at 85 Aldwins Rd has been set up as an evacuation point for those in the eastern suburbs of Christchurch. The city council says it will be open from 4am. Amberley Pavilion is also open as an evacuation centre.
• Marlborough - Marlborough District Council says welfare centres are open at Tuamarina Hall and Giesen Centre Renwick.
• Leithfield School in rural North Canterbury is filling with families seeking refuge
• Selwyn district - Evacuation centre is at Southbridge Hall
• Seddon - People are taking shelter at Seddon School
A list of civil defence groups and locations can be found here.