Local authorities are responsible for civil defence emergency management (CDEM) in their area.
If life or property is threatened always dial 111 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.
Media play a key role in providing public information during potential and actual emergencies. The Ministry provides information to the media as openly and quickly as possible so it can be reported and the public informed.
To assist your local Civil Defence organisation in the event of an emergency, why not become a volunteer?
19 Nov 2014 - 10:11AM
The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Acting Director Sarah Stuart-Black, and stories about a Tsunami Planning Workshop held in Gisborne, training exercises held in Auckland, a date set for New Zealand ShakeOut 2015, EMIS Welfare Test in Canterbury and more.
20 Oct 2014 - 02:11PM
This edition of e-Bulletin features a farewell from Director CDEM John Hamilton, who retires on 31 October 2014. Also featured are stories and photos from CDEM Groups involved in Get Ready Week 2014; long service awards for Wellington Region Emergency Management Office staff; planning underway for New Zealand Shakeout 2015, and much more!
02 Oct 2014 - 03:11PM
The Response Management Director’s Guideline for CDEM Group and Local Controllers [DGL06/08] was updated to V1.1 in October 2014 to recognise the New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) 2nd edition that was published earlier in 2014 (replacing the first version of CIMS that was referenced in V1). The updated version also reflects Directors Guidelines that had been updated or issued since V1 was published. The general doctrine in the Guideline remains unchanged. The updated V1.1 will not be distributed in hard copy format; it can however be printed in A5 format to replace the content of the original hard copy folder.