On 13 May 2020 changes to the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 were made to ensure a nationally consistent approach to the response to and management of risks arising from COVID-19, and to better deal with concurrent emergencies during COVID-19. These changes are in place until up to 12 May 2022 (two years from commencement of the COVID-19 Public Health response Act 2020), unless revoked earlier. This factsheet provides more information about these changes.
This guidance has been proactively released by the National Emergency Management Agency. It provides guidance to Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups. It provides guidance on the household goods and services welfare services sub-function.
Answers to frequently asked questions about reimbursement of foodbank costs by CDEM Groups
This information sheet describes what support is available from Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups during COVID-19 and how people can contact them.
This Cabinet Minute and Cabinet Paper have been proactively released on behalf of Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Local Government, and Hon Peeni Henare, Minister of Civil Defence. This release includes Cabinet Minute: North Island Drought Financial Assistance (DEV-20-MIN-0038) and Cabinet Paper: Financial assistance relating to the North Island drought (DEV-20-SUB-0038).
This guidance updates local authorities / CDEM Groups on recent changes to the scope of local authorities / CDEM Group welfare costs which are eligible for reimbursement by NEMA. It also includes information about the new provisions for funding support to foodbanks and other community organisations
This document from the Kore Hiakai Zero Hunger Collective provides guidance for CDEM Groups working with Foodbanks and Community Food Services during the COVID-19 response
The National Fuel Plan (Plan) has been developed to provide a readiness and response framework for the fuel sector, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the National Emergency Management Agency and Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups.
This Cabinet minute has been proactively released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and National Emergency Management Agency, on behalf of Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, and Hon Peeni Henare, Minister of Civil Defence.
Just over one year ago, the Government announced Better Responses to Natural Disasters and other Emergencies in New Zealand — its response to the Technical Advisory Group’s Ministerial Review recommendations. This update provides an overview of what’s been achieved so far in the Emergency Management System Reform and what’s on the horizon — both short-term and longer-term.