On 13 May 2020 changes to the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 were made to ensure a nationally consistent approach to the response to and management of risks arising from COVID-19, and to better deal with concurrent emergencies during COVID-19. These changes are in place until up to 12 May 2022 (two years from commencement of the COVID-19 Public Health response Act 2020), unless revoked earlier. This factsheet provides more information about these changes.
This Cabinet Minute and Cabinet Paper have been proactively released on behalf of Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Local Government, and Hon Peeni Henare, Minister of Civil Defence. This release includes Cabinet Minute: North Island Drought Financial Assistance (DEV-20-MIN-0038) and Cabinet Paper: Financial assistance relating to the North Island drought (DEV-20-SUB-0038).
The National Fuel Plan (Plan) has been developed to provide a readiness and response framework for the fuel sector, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the National Emergency Management Agency and Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups.
This Cabinet minute has been proactively released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and National Emergency Management Agency, on behalf of Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, and Hon Peeni Henare, Minister of Civil Defence.
Just over one year ago, the Government announced Better Responses to Natural Disasters and other Emergencies in New Zealand — its response to the Technical Advisory Group’s Ministerial Review recommendations. This update provides an overview of what’s been achieved so far in the Emergency Management System Reform and what’s on the horizon — both short-term and longer-term.
This Cabinet minute has been proactively released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, on behalf of Hon Peeni Henare, Minister of Civil Defence
The Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) 3rd edition represents New Zealand’s official framework to achieve effective co-ordinated incident management across responding agencies. From 1 July 2020 the 3rd edition replaces all previous versions of CIMS.
The Review of Recoveries Report summarises the findings of the independent review of how recovery provisions of the CDEM Act supported the recoveries after the 2016 earthquakes and tsunami and the 2017 flooding in the Whakatāne District.
This paper seeks Cabinet’s agreement to an additional contribution of $100,000 (GST exclusive) to the Tasman District Council Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund. The contribution is intended for the Council to help small businesses and animal welfare organisations with their costs, and to remediate local infrastructure and land affected by fire-fighting activities.
The National Disaster Resilience Strategy outlines the vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management in New Zealand