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?
20 Jun 2014 - 11:07AM
From 1 July 2014, New Zealand is changing its definitions of the Volcanic Alert Level system used by GNS Science and GeoNet, and outlined in section 19, National CDEM warnings of the Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan.
25 Jun 2014 - 09:07PM
The Director's Guideline for Lifeline Utilities and Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups [DGL 16/14] is now available.
30 Jul 2014 > 31 Jul 2014
South Island Civil Defence Emergency Management Conference 2014