Civil Defence & Emergency Management

Preparing for an Emergency

With its unique geography and environment New Zealand faces many potential natural disasters...

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What to do in an Emergency

Should an emergency occur, the Council could declare a Civil Defence emergency...

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It should be part of our everyday life. We need to know the hazards that affect us, what their effects are, how we will survive their impacts and how we will fix the results of those impacts; commonly known as the 4R's.

Reduction Learning about the hazard and reducing the risk
Readiness Commonsense procedures to prepare for an event
Response Looking after ourselves and people in distress during an event
Recovery The co-ordinated efforts and processes to effect the immediate, medium and long term holistic regeneration of a community following an emergency

In the event of a Civil Defence emergency listen to your local radio station for information and educate yourself about what to do by reading our Civil Defence web pages. You can also check out this website regularly.