This page serves as an index to the range of CDEM-related publications, papers, resources and reference material available on our website.
The Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Civil Defence gives an overview of the Civil Defence portfolio and identifies some of the more significant issues and opportunities.
A Tsunami Land-Use and Evacuation Planning Workshop was held in Gisborne, 15 and 16 October 2014. The workshop was hosted by Gisborne CDEM Group and was attended by 40 people from across CDEM, central government agencies and the science research sector. The workshop was funded by the CDEM resilience fund in support of tsunami risk reduction. The intention of the workshop was to clarify current tsunami science research, specific to land use and evacuation planning. Presentations were provided by GNS, MCDEM, CDEM and consultants in the risk reduction space.
This guideline is for use by the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group and Local Controllers to assist them with performing their statutory roles under the CDEM Act. It may also be of use to those performing similar or associated duties, roles and functions within other agencies. Note: This document was revised in October 2014
This standard aims to achieve national consistency when sirens are used by local authorities as a public alerting option for tsunami warnings. It addresses the required siren signal, the meaning of sirens, and the requirements for their operation.
The New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) 2nd Edition describes how New Zealand agencies coordinate, command, and control incident response of any scale, how the response can be structured, and the relationships between the respective CIMS functions and between the levels of response.
Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment placards, forms and guides for building professionals assessing buildings following emergencies such as earthquakes or flooding disasters. They are designed to be used by trained professionals during a State of Emergency. This replaces the document ‘Building Safety Evaluation During a State of Emergency’, published by the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) in August 2009.
Overview of CDEM Capability Development and the CDEM Capability Development Strategy
This director’s guideline supports lifeline utilities in their collaborative partnership with CDEM Groups, and in meeting their responsibilities under the CDEM Act. This guideline replaces Lifeline Utilities & Emergency Management [DGL 03/02] and Lifelines and CDEM Planning [BPG 01/03]
What to do after an earthquake
What to do during a flood or if a flood is imminent