The first National Capability Assessment was run between 2009 and 2012 (extended because of the Christchurch Earthquake) and included the capability assessment of all 16 CDEM Groups.
This fact sheet explains the correct action to take during an earthquake (Drop, Cover and Hold).
This factsheet explains why declarations of states of local 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 local emergency. This factsheet replaces the Declarations Director's Guideline [DGL 13/12].
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.
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.
The CDEM Competency Framework has been developed as a strategic framework of key competencies required in order to successfully perform the functions of CDEM in New Zealand. It also promotes the professionalisation of emergency management by recognising the professional and personal development needs of CDEM stakeholders.