Who to contact

Most Civil Defence Emergency Management issues are dealt with by the local CDEM Group. During an emergency, media can contact a CDEM Group using the details below.

Local/regional enquiries - contact the Civil Defence Groups

For emergeency matters, see the table below.

For non-emergency matters use the local civil defence groups contact list

For national enquiries

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management supports CDEM Groups in local emergencies and is the lead agency for national response.

Media phone +64 4 494 6951 (24/7) or email us.

We're also on Facebook NZCivilDefence and Twitter  @NZCivilDefence  (emergency information)  @NZGetThru (public education and personal preparedness) @NZCDEM (sector info and resources)

MetService 

Official source of weather warnings in NZ

GNS Science 

National earthquake monitoring and information

GeoNet Project 

National earthquake and volcano notifications


Civil Defence Group and contact information