This page serves as an index to the range of CDEM-related publications, papers, resources and reference material available on our website.
This is the Final Report on the 2004 Review of the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management by the State Services Commission.
The Human Face of Disaster Recovery. This fact sheet outlines how all workers involved in disaster can contribute to human recovery. It summarises changes likely to occur in communities and people during the recovery period, offers suggestions for helping people in crisis.
The Social Dimension of Emergency Recovery. Rob Gordon, Ph.D. This paper presents a model of the social phenomena of emergency recovery and predicts the dynamics of affected communities that enable social recovery to be managed as the context for personal recovery.
Overview of general provisions in the CDEM Act that affect CD volunteers
Overview of the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 and its relation to civil defence volunteers
Introduction brochure explaining the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
This guideline provides guidance for the formation and conduct of CDEM Groups.
The report assesses residual risks associated with a lahar (fluid and debris flow event) generated on Ruapehu, a volcanic mountain in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. It was undertaken for the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management in 2002 and addresses response and management issues arising from the range of possible lahar flow scenarios.
The Civil Defence Emergency Management Act (CDEM Act) 2002 came into effect on 1 December 2002. It replaced the Civil Defence Act 1983. Minor amendments to the Act were made in 2012.
This book from 1990 explains the history of civil defence in New Zealand, from its beginnings through to mid-1990.