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.

Learning module

Access NEMA’s Learning Management System, Takatū. Takatū will give you more information and insight into emergency management.

Go to the 'This is Emergency Management' learning module

Before an emergency

These resources have been developed for Elected Officials to enhance their understanding of their role before an emergency.

During and after an emergency

Useful links

Factsheets and guidance


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. 

Find your CDEM Group