National Emergency Management Agency
Local civil defence groups
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.
New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team
This page provides information about the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team
29 Nov 2019 - 1:23pm
The new National Emergency Management Agency will become operational on 1 December 2019. On this day all of the existing functions and staff of the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management will transfer into the new National Emergency Management Agency and the Ministry will cease to exist.
21 Nov 2019 - 4:23pm
The system, which is administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) on behalf of a range of agencies, is undergoing a nationwide live test this Sunday 24 November between 6pm and 7pm. Last year six in ten New Zealanders received the alert, and that number is expected to climb further.
06 Nov 2019 - 12:25pm
Just over one year ago, the Government announced Better Responses to Natural Disasters and other Emergencies in New Zealand — its response to the Technical Advisory Group’s Ministerial Review recommendations. This update provides an overview of what’s been achieved so far in the Emergency Management System Reform and what’s on the horizon — both short-term and longer-term.
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