15 Feb 2016
New Ministry of Health advice on infant feeding in an emergency
The Ministry of Health has published advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency.
08 Jan 2016
8th January 2016 - Multiple Weather Watches and Warnings in Place
MetService has issued a range of weather watches and warnings for severe weather expected to affect multiple areas of the country today and tonight. MetService is updating these regularly as conditions change.
18 Dec 2015
Update of the Civil Defence website underway
www.civildefence.govt.nz is currently being updated. You may notice test content including potential changes to the emergency banner. Any emergency notifications through the emergency banner are tests and should be ignored. Any Emergency declarations through other channel (National Warning System or Media channels) are not part of the test. Thank you for your patience.
16 Dec 2015
New National Capability Assessment Report
A new Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management report shows that civil defence organisations across the country are much better prepared to deliver for their communities today than they were three years ago.
10 Dec 2015
New response planning guideline published
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has published a new guideline on response planning. Response planning is the coordination of separate functions and support agencies into a cohesive, unified whole to achieve the Controller’s response objectives.
27 Nov 2015
Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015
The Ministry has just released the new Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015 (the Guide). The Guide sets out the arrangements, roles, and responsibilities of agencies for the national management, or support to local management, of emergencies. The Guide incorporates the wording of the new National CDEM Plan 2015, which states the principles, arrangements, and frameworks that apply to the management of emergencies. The Guide supports this wording with further detail, diagrams, and operational information.
11 Nov 2015
Proposed new law will help communities recover from emergencies
A proposed law change to help communities recover from small to moderate scale emergencies has started to make its way through Parliament. The Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill has been introduced to Parliament.
05 Nov 2015
Communities to benefit from new guidance to manage welfare services in emergencies
Improvements are being made to how welfare services are coordinated and delivered to communities when there is an emergency. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has just released a new guideline governing how, when and where welfare services should be delivered in emergencies.
20 Oct 2015
More than 100 actions in place to better prepare NZ for managing an emergency
New Zealand is now better at planning for emergencies and supporting the public in them, with over 100 recommendations from the Independent Review of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Response to the Christchurch Earthquake now actioned