Lifelines Groups

Learn about Lifelines Groups and their role.

There are Lifelines Groups in most New Zealand regions. Most have informal relationships with regional Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups. Some are defined in CDEM Group Plans.

Membership of Lifelines Groups is voluntary. They are usually funded by the organisations involved.

Lifelines Groups identify and reduce vulnerabilities at a regional level. The New Zealand Lifelines Council provides a link between Lifelines Groups and Government.

Lifeline utilities support Lifelines Groups by sharing information about:

  • risk management processes, and
  • readiness and response arrangements.

Lifelines Groups don’t only work on natural hazard risk. They consider all infrastructure outage risks.

Current Lifelines Groups

Region Lifelines Group (where the lifelines group has no website, the CDEM Group website has been used) Contact
Northland Northland Lifelines Group

Lisa Roberts

Auckland Auckland Lifelines Group David Rei Miller

Waikato Waikato Lifeline Utilities Group

Irving Young

Bay of Plenty Bay of Plenty Lifelines Group

Tara Cooper

Gisborne Tairawhiti CDEM Group

Libby Young

Hawkes Bay Hawkes Bay CDEM Group Lifelines

Damon McKibbin

Taranaki Taranaki Lifelines Group

Craig Campbell-Smart

Justin Post

Manawatū-Whanganui Manawatū-Whanganui Lifelines Advisory Group

Chay Hook

Wellington Lifelines Group

Richard Mowll

Wairarapa Engineering Lifelines Association

Steven May

Nelson-Tasman Nelson-Tasman Lifelines Project

Luci Swatton

Marlborough Marlborough Engineering Lifelines Group

Amanda Smith

West Coast West Coast Engineering Lifelines Group

Claire Brown

Canterbury Canterbury Engineering Lifelines Group

Mark Gordon

Otago Otago CDEM Group Matt Alley

Southland Southland Regional Lifelines Steering Group

Craig Sinclair

Chathams Chatham Islands CDEM Group N/A