CanterburyPort Hills fires (Christchurch City and Selwyn District)

Tuesday 21 Feb - 1:06 pm

The State of Emergency covering Christchurch City and Selwyn District in relation to the Port Hills fires has been extended. For latest updates please see the Christchurch Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Facebook page and Christchurch City Council website


NZ-RTs (New Zealand Response Teams)

Information and resources for Response Teams

NZ-RT members are people who enjoy a physically and mentally challenging environment. They are team players who share a common desire to serve their community. NZ-RTs provide qualified responders to support Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups and their communities during an emergency event. Team members work alongside and assist the emergency services and other responding agencies. Teams are located throughout New Zealand and they are owned and supported by either Territorial Authorities or non-government organisations. Within each response team there are a wide range of skills. These include communications, first aid, welfare, evacuation, swift water response, rope rescue and light rescue.