A regional state of emergency has been declared in Otago, in support of Dunedin City and Waitaki Districts, which have both declared local states of emergency in response to the heavy rainfall and flooding.
Local states of emergency have also been declared in Selwyn and Christchurch in response to flooding.
The local state of emergency for the Timaru District has now been lifted.
Updates about the situation in Otago are being provided at:
Updates about the situation in Canterbury are being provided at:
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.
21 Jun 2017 - 1:09pm
This report provides an overview of Exercise Tangaroa 2016 and summarises the key findings derived from evaluation and feedback provided about the Exercise
07 Jun 2017 > 09 Jun 2017
Another packed and ambitious programme of international and domestic speakers all discussing the "Future of Emergency Management: making it happen’.
04 May 2017 - 2:00pm
The Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami: 14 November 2016 Post Event Report (MCDEM response) outlines the Ministry’s response to the Kaikoura earthquake and tsunami on 14 November 2016.