This website outlines the activities of the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
This is the website for Otago Regional Council Civil Defence and Emergency Management which includes information about different types of emergency, and how to be prepared at home, work and school.
Community Response Plans are developed by Emergency Management Otago in partnership with local communities to help prepare for a range of emergency situations. They include helpful planning templates, plan activation processes, maps, emergency operation centre information and much more.
The 'Get Ready Get Thru' website is full of resources and information about how you can make sure you and your family are prepared for a disaster.
'What's the Plan Stan?' is a fantastic website aimed specifically at kids, teaching them how to help their families be prepared if a disaster occurs.
Use the MetService website to get detailed weather forecasts for anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand. The website also includes heaps of other information such as weather, flood and road warnings, and ski field reports. The weather cameras can be really useful!
The website for the Natural Hazards Information Centre aims to provide you with a single point of contact for the latest research, resources and scientific expertise on natural hazards in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Search and Rescue can plan an important role in a disaster. This website explains the importance of Land Search and Rescue, and provides you with news, links and information.
Getting your business up and running again as soon as possible will be important to you after a disaster, and may help the community find 'normal' again. A section of the Ministry of Civil Defence website outlines key messages that all businesses should understand prior to initiating or reviewing continuity planning arrangements
If you want to know about the legislation behind the Civil Defence and Emergency efforts, then you can read the current legislation governing it.
Civil Defence and Emergency Management has also prepared some information sheets that may be useful in getting your emergency plans and resources together.