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.
Get Ready Week is held every year to mark the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (13 October). This year's theme is Stay Safe, Stay Informed.
03 Nov 2017 - 1:36pm
World Tsunami Awareness Day on Sunday 5 November is a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them, Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi says.
06 Oct 2017 - 10:28am
The New Zealand Lifelines Council has completed the report ‘New Zealand Lifelines Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment: Stage 1 September 2017’ which provides a summary of New Zealand’s national lifelines infrastructure and vulnerability to hazards.
04 Oct 2017 - 9:25am
We apologise to those who have received test emergency alerts in the early hours of 4 October 2017.