Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015
The Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015 (the Guide) sets out the arrangements, roles, and responsibilities of agencies for the national management, or support to local management, of emergencies.
The Guide incorporates the wording of the new National CDEM Plan 2015, which states the principles, arrangements, and frameworks that apply to the management of emergencies. The Guide supports this wording with further detail, diagrams, and operational information.
Both the new Guide and National CDEM Plan 2015 replace the previous National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2005 and supporting Guide on 1 December 2015.
If you or your organisation holds copies of the old Plan and Guide, please have them destroyed or labelled ‘superseded’.
A review of the Guide to the National CDEM Plan 2009 commenced in early 2015 with the aim of:
- realigning it with the new National CDEM Plan 2015, which was given formal approval by the Governor General on 2 June 2015 and made as Order in Council
- improving documentation of further enhanced arrangements, and
- providing an up-to-date navigational tool for agencies and CDEM Groups to source relevant material on specific CDEM functions across the 4Rs.
The 2015 revision involved amending outdated information, reflecting policy or work programme changes, and arrangements when further clarification or information was required. As a result:
- all existing sections have been updated and republished (version 1.3)
- several new sections have been added, including sections on:
- Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM)
- New Zealand Defence Force
- Building management
- Science and research organisations
- Monitoring and evaluation
The 2015 revision involved consultation and collaboration with the CDEM sector, agencies with responsibilities under the National CDEM Plan 2015, and a range of other agencies and organisations who contribute to, or support, emergency management in New Zealand.
As relationships, activities, and operational arrangements continue to develop, these will be reflected in the Guide, which is designed to be a ‘living document’.
Downloading copies of the Guide
The Guide to the National CDEM Plan 2015 in full (.pdf 5mb) (revised 5 May 2017)
Download by Section
Section 25. National warnings and advisories (.pdf 659kb) (revised 5 May 2017)
Section 28. Public Information Management (.pdf 296kb) (revised 5 May 2017)