Who media can contact

Most Civil Defence Emergency Management issues are dealt with by the local CDEM Group. During an emergency, media can contact a CDEM Group using the details below.

Local/regional enquiries - contact the Civil Defence Groups

For emergency matters, see the table below.

For non-emergency matters use the local civil defence groups contact list

For COVID-19 enquiries

Please contact the relevant Government agency, or the NCMC at PIM@ncmc.govt.nz (attention: media team).

For national enquiries

The National Emergency Management Agency supports CDEM Groups in local emergencies and is the lead agency for national response.

Media phone 04 494 6951 or 021 517 389 (24/7), or email us (only monitored during business hours).

We're also on Facebook NZCivilDefence and Twitter  @NZCivilDefence  (emergency information)  @NZGetReady (public education and personal preparedness) @NZCDEM (sector info and resources)


Official source of weather warnings in NZ

GNS Science 

National earthquake monitoring and information

GeoNet Project 

National earthquake and volcano notifications