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


Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with radio and TV broadcasters

In an emergency civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and radio and TV broadcasters will work together to tell people what they need to know to get through.

Broadcasting formal emergency announcements is an important part of this. There are MoU with radio and TV broadcasters about this.

The MoU do not cover the handling of press releases, news stories or bulletins, interviews or advertising. They are concerned solely with requests for the broadcast of formal emergency announcements from an authorised CDEM manager.

MoU with radio broadcasters (.pdf 418kb)

MoU with TV broadcasters (.pdf 90kb)