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 +64 4 494 6951 (24/7) or email us.
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