This page serves as an index to the range of CDEM-related publications, papers, resources and reference material available on our website.
This useful book extract contains tips for managing older volunteers, including managing those who are 'aging in place'
recovery action plan template
The purpose of the Guide is to support planning for pandemic influenza, provide reference material and a checklist on pandemic influenza and a framework upon which more detailed planning may be based.
The Community Pandemic Planning Guide fills a need identified by community groups throughout New Zealand. Developed by the Canterbury CDEM Group, with input from MCDEM, it is designed to help communities to plan to be able to meet their own needs during a pandemic.
This guideline has been developed to provide a framework for organisational debriefing that can be used by CDEM stakeholders.
This report summarises the observations and interpretations of a reconnaissance trip to central Ecuador in November 2004. The purpose of the trip was to investigate infrastructural and agricultural volcanic impacts and volcanic hazard emergency management in Ecuador, focussing on lessons for New Zealand.
The purpose of this guideline is to provide a coordinated framework for recovery planning and management in New Zealand. It is to help CDEM Groups understand recovery so they can develop effective CDEM Group recovery plans. The guideline identifies all the components as well as pre– and post-event recovery activities and is designed to provide practical advice for developing recovery plans.
Australian Emergency Management Volunteers Summit 2005 report
This fact sheet explains the ‘CDEM Cluster Approach’
‘Focus on Recovery’ provides a framework for recovery planning and management in New Zealand for local government, Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) groups and government departments.
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.