Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
Local civil defence groups
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.
Get Ready Week
Get Ready Week is held every year to mark the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (13 October). This year's theme is Stay Safe, Stay Informed.
19 Feb 2018 - 8:02am
Now is a good time to think ahead about how Cyclone Gita might impact you and your household, and plan accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is advising the public.
09 Feb 2018 - 11:44am
New Zealand’s new Emergency Mobile Alert system has been well received by New Zealanders, according to an independent survey commissioned by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).
18 Jan 2018 - 1:03pm
Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has released a report into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies.