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.
Emergency Mobile Alert is a way of receiving information about emergencies in your area. If your life, health or property is in danger, Emergency Mobile Alerts can be sent to your mobile, without needing to sign up or download an app.
The 2019 nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will be held on the evening of 24 November 2019. You should expect to receive a test alert that evening sometime between 6 and 7 pm.
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
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.Get started
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