Manawatu - WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui Floods

Monday 29 Jun - 12:42 pm

A state of local emergency remains in place today following the largest ever recorded flood in the Wanganui District. Please see local websites and social media sites for the latest updates on road closures and infrastructure. Click 'see more details' button below for links.

TaranakiState of Emergency lifted

Monday 29 Jun - 8:51 am

Taranaki's State of Emergency was not renewed when it lapsed at 9pm Saturday 27 June. Some rural households remain isolated and Taranaki Civil Defence continues to provide urgent supplies and support. Visit for more information.

West CoastHokitika Floods

Friday 26 Jun - 12:12 pm

Westland District Council has transitioned to a recovery phase. Council staff have a Recovery team in place monitoring the cleanup of the town centre and surrounding streets, and are liaising with affected property owners. If there are any concerns about your property or safety please contact Westland District Council on 0800 474 834 or visit for more information.

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Get Ready

Get ready at home, at school and at work.

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CDEM Sector

This section provides information and resources for the civil defence emergency management sector.

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Local civil defence groups

Local authorities are responsible for civil defence emergency management (CDEM) in their area.

If life or property is threatened always dial 111 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.

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Media play a key role in providing public information during potential and actual emergencies. The Ministry provides information to the media as openly and quickly as possible so it can be reported and the public informed.


New Zealand ShakeOut

New Zealand ShakeOut is a national earthquake drill taking place at 9:15am, 15 October 2015. It’s a chance for everyone in New Zealand to practise the right action to take during an earthquake – Drop, Cover and Hold.