National Public Education Reference Group

Learn about the National Public Education Reference Group.

NPERG is a group dedicated to civil defence emergency management (CDEM) public education. It has representatives from: 

  • each CDEM Group, and 
  • the National Emergency Management Agency’s public education team. 

NPERG members: 

  • Help develop CDEM public education strategy, 
  • Collaborate with other members on public education initiatives, 
  • Keep members updated on upcoming initiatives, and 
  • Liaise with other members and their CDEM Groups. 

If you work for a CDEM Group or council and want to be involved in public education, contact your NPERG representative. 

National Emergency Management Agency Representatives

CDEM Group representatives

Northland Zach Woods
Auckland Adam Maggs
Bay of Plenty Lisa Glass
Waikato Drew Mehrtens
Tairāwhiti Marcus Tibble
Taranaki Olivia Conley
Hawke's Bay Hamish Duncan
Manawatū/Whanganui Anthony Edwards
Wellington Mischa Hill
Nelson-Tasman Kathy Solly
Marlborough Glyn Walters
Canterbury Rachel Thornton
Otago Erica Andrews

Tracey Fraser

Chatham Islands

Nicole Brooke-Sadd

West Coast 

Cindy Fleming