This page serves as an index to the range of CDEM-related publications, papers, resources and reference material available on our website.
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.
A Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (previously the Department of Labour) guideline on health and safety for community and voluntary organisations
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.
Tephra is published by the Ministry to raise awareness and understanding of the major hazards we face in New Zealand, and address issues relevant to managing these hazards.
Impact is published quarterly by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management on topics of interest to the civil defence emergency management sector. The aim is to share information and lessons, and to celebrate successes.
Role maps provide a complete picture of the skills, knowledge and attributes required to be successful and effective in a specific CDEM role.
Director's Guidelines provide guidance and advice on how a function defined by legislation or national planning arrangements should be performed.
Best Practice Guides supplement the CDEM Act, Regulations and Director's Guidelines. They are informative in nature, not being issued under the Act's authority. They serve to provide information, current best practice examples and advice on how to carry out a range of CDEM tasks and are usually developed in partnership with a range of agencies.
These documents outline specific CDEM functions or activities. They are issued under section 115(e) of the CDEM Act 2002.
Information series documents supplement the CDEM Act, Regulations and Director's Guidelines. They are informative in nature, not being issued under the Act's authority. They serve to provide information, current best practice examples and advice on how to carry out a range of CDEM tasks and are usually developed in partnership with a range of agencies.
These fact sheets have been prepared for the purpose of assisting members of the community to cope with the impact of prolonged essential service disruption or natural disaster. They provide a resource for agencies and individuals dealing with the after-effects of prolonged essential service disruption or a disaster and contain agency contacts and phone numbers.
The National CDEM Plan sets out the hazards and risks to be managed at the national level, and the civil defence emergency management necessary to manage those hazards and risks.
Ministry of Health advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency. This includes advice on breastfeeding, formula feeding and lists the emergency supplies needed to feed a baby safely during an emergency.