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.
This Cabinet minute has been proactively released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, on behalf of Hon Peeni Henare, Minister of Civil Defence
This document sets out the Terms of Reference for the New Zealand Volcanic Science Advisory Panel (NZVSAP).
The Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) 3rd edition represents New Zealand’s official framework to achieve effective co-ordinated incident management across responding agencies. From 1 July 2020 the 3rd edition replaces all previous versions of CIMS.
The Review of Recoveries Report summarises the findings of the independent review of how recovery provisions of the CDEM Act supported the recoveries after the 2016 earthquakes and tsunami and the 2017 flooding in the Whakatāne District.
This paper seeks Cabinet’s agreement to an additional contribution of $100,000 (GST exclusive) to the Tasman District Council Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund. The contribution is intended for the Council to help small businesses and animal welfare organisations with their costs, and to remediate local infrastructure and land affected by fire-fighting activities.
The National Disaster Resilience Strategy outlines the vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management in New Zealand
This guideline is for use by personnel tasked with developing and managing Civil Defence Emergency Management exercises to assist them in meeting the requirements of the National CDEM Plan 2015 and the Guide to the National CDEM Plan. It may also be of use to those performing similar roles and functions within other agencies.
This Cabinet Paper seeks approval for the attached National Disaster Resilience Strategy and its presentation to the House of Representatives.
Report to Cabinet from Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi on his travel to Tokelau and Samoa from 2 October 2018 to 7 October 2018.
Director's Guideline for Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups [DGL 21/18] This guidance covers the first phase of a two-phase process for considering tsunami vertical evacuation. This Phase One guidance includes CDEM considerations such as understanding the hazard, assessing the risk and evaluating different risk management measures.
This Cabinet Paper seeks agreement to release for public consultation a proposed national civil defence emergency management strategy to be called 'National Disaster Resilience Strategy'.
This plan describes the procedures to receive, assess and disseminate tsunami notifications at the national level.
Rūaumoko’s Walk/Te Hikoi a Rūaumoko is a bi-lingual children’s book, based on Kahungunu legends and dialect telling the story of what to do in an earthquake with a subsequent tsunami threat.
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. This guideline was updated in March 2018 to include strategic planning for recovery requirements, which must be included in CDEM Group Plans after 1 June 2018.
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 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.