Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
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.
Get Tsunami Ready
All of New Zealand is at risk of earthquakes and all of our coastline is at risk of tsunami. We can’t predict when one will happen, but we can protect ourselves and our family.
20 Dec 2018 - 12:54pm
22 Nov 2018 - 4:56pm
A historic new agreement signed today will provide a nationwide boost to New Zealand’s emergency preparedness and response arrangements.
22 Nov 2018 - 4:19pm
It’s not just Christmas that comes once a year. This Sunday, on 25 November, about three million phones are expected to chime - not with Jingle Bells, but with a loud noise marking the annual nationwide test alert from the Emergency Mobile Alert system.