Should an emergency occur, your Mayor or Regional Chairperson may declare a Civil Defence emergency. Once a declaration has been made, the Civil Defence Controller and the police have the legal authority to:
In New Zealand, we are constantly exposed to the risk of disaster. It is important that we understand these risks and what they can do to us. However, there are measures we can all take to reduce the impact of disasters and be better prepared to recover quickly.These measure include:
The Kaipara District Council is doing these things as well.Contact us for more information about how you can get involved in emergency management so you can help your community, your family and yourself.
Refer to the emergency advice section in your Yellow Pages. Or you can visit the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management's website at www.civildefence.govt.nz