Resources for elected officials
Find important information that will help elected officials to navigate and understand the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) system of New Zealand.
Introducing emergency management for elected officials
This video is an introduction into emergency management for elected officials and members. The intent of this video is to give you the base knowledge of what is expected of you as an elected official in emergency management.
Access NEMA’s Learning Management System, Takatū. Takatū will give you more information and insight into emergency management.
Before an emergency
These resources have been developed for Elected Officials to enhance their understanding of their role before an emergency.
- Job Aid: What you need to do before an emergency (PDF 278kb)
- Top tips for elected officials (PDF 233kb)
During and after an emergency
- Legislation (including CDEM Act 2002)
- Plans and Strategies (including the National Disaster Resilience Strategy 2019)
- The 4 Rs integrated approach to Risk Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery
- Government response to the Technical Advisory Group’s recommendations – August 2018 (PDF kb)
Factsheets and guidance
- Factsheet: Declaring a State of Local Emergency (PDF 313kb)
- Declaration form templates (docx 36kb)
- Quick Guide to Declaring a state of Local Emergency (PDF 135kb)
- Factsheet: Local Transition Periods (PDF 316kb)
- Quick Guide: Giving Notice of Local Transition Period (PDF 113kb)
- Notice of transition form templates (docx 22 kb)
- Government financial support factsheets
- Fact Sheet Local government election governance arrangements
Key contacts, resources and approaches
Each CDEM Group has key contacts, resources and approaches that can support you understanding what emergency management looks like in your local area and this is captured in a strategic document called the CDEM Group Plan. For more information on CDEM priorities elected officials should engage with its local CDEM Group and Council.