What is Civil Defence?

Civil Defence Emergency Management's role is to ensure public awareness of:

  • Hazards around us;
  • How those hazards can be reduced;
  • What you can do to prepare yourselves for an emergency;
  • What to do during and immediately after an emergency.

The Kaipara District Council is responsible for the preparation of plans and programmes to:

  • Reduce the identifiable hazards/risks;
  • Train staff to respond to any emergency event;
  • Co-ordinate any such response in co-operation in other emergency and welfare agencies; and
  • Co-ordinate the immediate, medium and long term rehabilitation of the community, following a disaster.



Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 7059
Email: council@kaipara.govt.nz


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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