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.
New Zealand ShakeOut is a national earthquake drill taking place at 9:15am, 15 October 2015. It’s a chance for everyone in New Zealand to practise the right action to take during an earthquake – Drop, Cover and Hold.
01 Jun 2016 > 02 Jun 2016
1-2 June 2016 | Te Papa, Wellington
Join us for a national emergency management conference to discuss our changing environment and the future of emergency management. The conference will cover themes such as emerging hazards and risks, global and domestic trends, disaster risk reduction and resilience, innovations in response and recovery capability, and stepping up communications, public education and community resilience.
19 Jan 2016 - 03:02PM
The Ministry of Health has published advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency.
16 Dec 2015 - 12:02PM
A new Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management report shows that civil defence organisations across the country are much better prepared to deliver for their communities today than they were three years ago.