It's important to know the different ways you can stay informed during an emergency. 

Radio

If the power goes out, a solar or battery powered radio (or your car radio) can help you keep up to date with the latest news. In an emergency, tune to these stations:

Emergency Mobile Alert

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.

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Online

For local updates, check your council’s website, as well as your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group website and social media.

National updates will be available on the National Emergency Management Agency's website and @NZcivildefence Twitter channel.

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The National Emergency Management Agency has information on finding your local Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.

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Official emergency information and advice on how to be better prepared for disasters in New Zealand. Find out and discuss how to prepare for an emergency, cope during an event, and recover quickly.

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Emergency and disaster updates from the National Emergency Management Agency. For info on preparing for disasters follow the
@NZGetReady Twitter channel.

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Find out more about the National Emergency Management Agency.

Know your neighbours

In an emergency, you’ll be able to help each other while civil defence and emergency services are busy helping people who need them most. Get involved in your community and get to know your neighbours before an emergency happens.

Translated information about radio stations and who to contact

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Find information in عربي (Arabic) on what radio stations to listen to in an emergency on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in عربي (Arabic) on who to contact about emergencies on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in हिन्दी (Hindi) on what radio stations to listen to in an emergency on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in हिन्दी (Hindi) on who to contact about emergencies on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in 한국어 (Korean) on what radio stations to listen to in an emergency on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in 한국어 (Korean) on who to contact about emergencies on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in Gagana Samoa on what radio stations to listen to in an emergency on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in Gagana Samoa on who to contact about emergencies on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese) on what radio stations to listen to in an emergency on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese) on who to contact about emergencies on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in Te Reo Māori on what radio stations to listen to in an emergency on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in Te Reo Māori on who to contact about emergencies on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan) on what radio stations to listen to in an emergency on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan) on who to contact about emergencies on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese) on what radio stations to listen to in an emergency on Get Ready, Get Thru.

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Find information in 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese) on who to contact about emergencies on Get Ready, Get Thru.

Get your household ready

It’s up to you to make sure your family, and the people you care about, know what to do and that you all have what you need to get through on your own. Follow these easy steps to get your household ready.