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 family, 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.
Make a plan with your family/flatmates/friends 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.
Fill in the form, print it out, stick it on the fridge and make sure everyone knows the plan.
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.
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
Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. The alerts are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.Learn more
Your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has tsunami evacuation zone maps and regional advice. Make sure you know where to go, whether you are at home, at work or out and about.Find my zone
If you, or a member of your household, is disabled or has any special requirements that may affect your/their ability to cope in an emergency, check out our advice on how to get ready for an emergency.Learn more