Manawatu - WanganuiState of Emergency lifted

Thursday 2 Jul - 11:35 am

Mayor Annette Main lifted the state of local emergency for the Wanganui District as at 12 noon Thursday, 2 July 2015. The emergency status had been in place since Saturday June 20, after the district experienced a massive amount of localised rainfall resulting in flooding. Information on the recovery efforts are available at

TaranakiState of Emergency lifted

Thursday 2 Jul - 11:37 am

Taranaki CDEM is in the recovery phase of the June 20-21 heavy rain and flooding event. The Taranaki CDEM Group continues to work alongside response and lifeline agencies to begin the recovery from the disaster, and the immediate and critical needs of households and communities affected by the flooding will be met for as long as necessary. Visit for more information.

West CoastHokitika Floods

Friday 26 Jun - 12:12 pm

Westland District Council has transitioned to a recovery phase. Council staff have a Recovery team in place monitoring the cleanup of the town centre and surrounding streets, and are liaising with affected property owners. If there are any concerns about your property or safety please contact Westland District Council on 0800 474 834 or visit for more information.

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Get Ready

Get ready at home, at school and at work.

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CDEM Sector

This section provides information and resources for the civil defence emergency management sector.

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Local civil defence groups

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.

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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

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.