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.
Information about assistance you and your family may receive if you’ve been affected by the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes.
08 Sep 2017 - 2:01pm
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management have updated the information on this website about recovery. The updated content includes information about recovery planning and the role and powers of Recovery Managers.
23 Aug 2017 - 9:05am
We videoed the speakers from this years Future of Emergency Management Conference to help us share the lessons and ideas from our domestic and international experts and speakers as far and wide as possible. These are now available via our Youtube channel.
08 Aug 2017 - 2:03pm
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has released the results of the Colmar Brunton disaster preparedness survey for 2017. This annual survey of 1000 New Zealanders assesses disaster preparedness and the effectiveness of our public education programme.