National Emergency Management Conference 2021

The National Emergency Management Conference 2021 - Hui Taumata o Te Uepū Whakahaere Haumaru was held at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington from 25 - 27 May.

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  • About the conference
  • 2021 Programme
  • Photos
  • Emergency Management Awards

About the Conference

The theme for the conference was 'Building Safe and Resilient Communities: The Future of the Emergency Management System'.

This theme was reflected throughout the conference; day one dedicated to providing a platform for gaining Māori and indigenous perspectives on emergency management, bringing together Māori experts and leaders, practitioners and volunteers, and those interested in supporting improved emergency management outcomes for Māori. 

Days two and three built on this through plenary and breakout sessions, that explored how we the emergency management sector work together – through partnerships, co-creation, and collective effort, across a broad range of organisations, sectors, and communities – to support improved emergency management outcomes for individuals and communities.

Conference Programme

Find programme information about the National Emergency Management Conference 2021, Hui Taumata o Te Uepū Whakahaere Haumaru.

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Conference Photos and Videos

Videographers and photographers were on site throughout the conference.

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Emergency Management Awards

Another highlight of the conference was the Emergency Management Awards Dinner that took place on the evening of 26 May. 

The Emergency Management Awards celebrate people, groups or organisations that have made significant contributions to emergency management in New Zealand and are deserving of recognition at a national level.

Find out more about the Emergency Management Awards

2021 Award recipients