This page serves as an index to the range of CDEM-related publications, papers, resources and reference material available on our website.
The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-NZ) Technical Standard [TS 04/18] provides guidance to ensure a consistent approach to implementing CAP in New Zealand. It has been developed for use by New Zealand's official alerting authorities, their technology providers, and any suppliers developing or implementing public alerting mechanisms in New Zealand.
Quick guidance for declaring a state of local emergency, including key tests and considerations.
This statement is to define desired mobile standards for the support of Cell Broadcast for emergency alerting in New Zealand. This is known as Emergency Mobile Alert (EMA) in New Zealand.
This Director's Guideline provides guidance to CDEM Groups on how they can go about the process of strategic planning for recovery, addressing the specific hazards and risks set out in their CDEM Group plan, as well as considering the consequences these hazards and risks may have on communities.
The purpose of this protocol is to ensure that the Emergency Mobile Alert system is used consistently, cautiously, and effectively in relevant situations.
The Wellington Earthquake National Initial Response Plan (WENIRP) directs and coordinates the immediate national response to a major Wellington earthquake, to ensure the most effective use of scarce resources until a formal response structure and specific national action plan has been established.
The Ministry of Health New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan: A framework for action (NZIPAP) 2nd edition (released 2017) sets out the all-of-government measures to be taken to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. The NZIPAP is intended for anyone involved in planning, preparation or response to an influenza pandemic. It also provides general information on pandemics and Government planning for the New Zealand public.
The East Cape earthquake and tsunami: 2 September 2016 Post Event Report (MCDEM response) outlines the Ministry’s response to the East Cape earthquake and tsunami on 2 September 2016.
This plan describes the procedures to receive, assess and disseminate tsunami notifications at the national level.
These documents are examples of the various templates used for tsunami notifications.
This guideline is to provide information for anyone seeking to apply for funding from the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Resilience Fund.
The purpose of this document is to describe the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) awards available to people, groups or organisations in New Zealand in recognition of contribution or service to CDEM and the process for nominations.
The purpose of this guideline is to provide for a nationally consistent approach to developing tsunami evacuation zones, maps, and public information for CDEM Groups and local authorities.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management National Capability Assessment Report examines how well the country’s Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups are set up to deliver the National CDEM Strategy’s four goals of: community awareness and preparedness, reduced risks from hazards, improved management of emergencies and improved recovery from emergencies.
Planning is a key part of a successful emergency response. It integrates all functions and agencies into a unified effort which aims to proactively manage hazard consequences. Response Planning in CDEM aims to provide a consistent approach to carrying out response planning across all agencies involved in CDEM-led emergencies. It gives a thorough overview of the Planning function, how it is applied in a CDEM context, and includes a number of templates and suggested processes to make this information more accessible.
The CDEM Amendment Bill seeks to provide a smooth and coordinated transition of arrangements and powers from the response phase to the recovery phase. The proposed amendments have regard to the constitutional conventions that need to accompany any legislation that provides powers in emergency-like situations.
Delivering welfare services to individuals, families/whānau, and communities affected by emergencies is fundamental to effective emergency management. Robust welfare services arrangements need to be in place for all communities to support people in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. This guideline supports and expands on the new welfare arrangements in the National CDEM Plan 2015, and in the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS). It is intended to be the comprehensive reference for welfare services in an emergency reflecting the elevated status of the Welfare function in emergency management, and capturing the new or expanded roles and responsibilities of various welfare services agencies.
The purpose of this guideline is to ensure a nationally consistent approach to CDEM Group planning which supports integration with national CDEM policy, planning, and monitoring and evaluation arrangements.
The purpose of this guideline is to describe the major considerations and best practice approaches for the preparation and execution of emergency movement control. This guideline is focused primarily on large scale emergencies; however, many of the concepts and processes translate to smaller scale events.
Logistics is a key part of a successful response. Its role is to provide the resources required by response personnel and the affected population, in good condition, at the right time, to the right place, and in the right quantities. Logistics in CDEM aims to provide a consistent approach to carrying out logistics across all agencies involved in response or recovery. It emphasises the importance of creating a common understanding of logistics across all CDEM stakeholders, and streamlining logistics actions between agencies.