When an emergency happens, civil defence and emergency services will be busy helping the people who need them most.
It’s up to you to make sure your whānau and the people you care about know what to do.
Planning for emergencies makes good business sense. It helps keep you and your workers safe and minimises downtime.
There are a number of different hazards in New Zealand. Find out about other hazards, and who is responsible for managing emergencies related to these hazards.
New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place Thursday 28 October at 9:30am.
Sign up now to take part.
What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers and students to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events.Explore our resource for schools
Make a plan with your whānau to get through an emergency. Think about the things you need every day and work out what you would do if you didn’t have them.Make a plan
Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.Learn about Emergency Mobile Alert
If you have a disability or any requirements that may put you at greater risk in an emergency, find advice to get ready. See what steps you can take and find information in New Zealand Sign Language and audio format.Find advice for disabled people
The Unite against COVID-19 website has the latest information about COVID-19 and the government's response.
If you think you have COVID-19, call Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or talk to your doctor.