Guide to the National CDEM Plan 2015 updated

Six sections of the Guide to the National CDEM Plan 2015 have been revised, and are now available on our website.

This is likely to be the last round of updates to the Guide before the upcoming review of the National CDEM Plan (and the Guide). We’ll share further information about the review later in 2020.

Please feel free to print out the revised sections, and swap them into your printed copy of the Guide.

The key changes to the sections are:

  • Section 1 – Introduction has been updated to align with changes in key terms, the audience, and scope of the National CDEM Plan. Detail about the latest National CDEM Strategy (which is branded the National Disaster Resilience Strategy Rautaki ā-Motu Manawaroa Aituā) has also been added.
  • Section 5 – National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) – formerly Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has been revised to reflect the establishment of NEMA to replace MCDEM. All references to MCDEM in other parts of the Guide, on websites, other documents, Director’s Guidelines, codes, or standards etc. are to be read as a reference to NEMA.
  • Section 6 – Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups reflects changes to Response Teams and adds further information on recovery.
  • Section 10 – Fire services has been updated with changes due to the establishment of Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
  • Section 32 – Recovery has been revised to align with the Recovery Preparedness and Management Director’s Guideline and Strategic Planning for Recovery Director’s Guideline,and to reflect changes made in 2016 by the CDEM Amendment Act.
  • Section 33 – Government financial support to local authorities was updated to enable Local Authorities to recover the welfare costs they incur when supporting people required to self-isolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including pet food for companion animals.    

The National CDEM Plan 2015 was updated on 1 December 2019 to replace the definition of MCDEM with one for NEMA. It also replaced all references to MCDEM with references to NEMA. All references to MCDEM in other parts of the Guide, on websites, other documents, Director’s Guidelines, codes, or standards etc. are to be read as a reference to NEMA.