This page serves as an index to the range of CDEM-related publications, papers, resources and reference material available on our website.
This guideline explains why declarations of states of emergency should be made, who should make them and how they should be made. It also explains and clarifies some of the issues involved in declaring a state of emergency.
This fact sheet explains the correct action to take during an earthquake (Drop, Cover and Hold).
This GNS Science report scopes out needs and issues for guidance on evaluating the tsunami vulnerability of tsunami evacuation buildings in New Zealand- those specifically designed or designated as places to evacuate to in the event of a tsunami warning.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and the Ministry of Education have jointly developed this Best Practice Guide to help ECE services develop emergency plans and put them into practice.
The purpose of this guide is to support CDEM Groups and organisations to conduct an effective development needs analysis (DNA). It provides practical advice, tools and templates to apply and adapt a simple DNA process to a range of professional development scenarios.
New Zealanders who experienced the Samoa tsunami in 2009 share their survival stories
This document provides a guide of the best practice to the process through which communities can be engaged and be involved in civil defence emergency management in their area.
Working from the same page: Consistent messages for CDEM is a reference that provides nationally agreed, consistent messages for all civil defence organisations and emergency services to use.
This package of welfare related material for an influenza pandemic is a consolidation and clarification of welfare planning information that has been distributed previously to some agencies. It is endorsed by senior representatives of MSD, MCDEM and the MoH and is to be distributed by all three agencies through their normal channels. The purpose of the information in this document is to provide guidance and support for the three sectors in their planning for the provision of a welfare response in an influenza pandemic event.
The Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan (the Guide) sets out the arrangements and roles and responsibilities of agencies for the national management, or support to local management, of civil defence emergencies.