Emergencies can happen anywhere, any time, and without warning. Make sure you and the people you care about are ready to get through by knowing the different ways to stay informed.
It's important to know the different ways you can stay informed during an emergency - which radio stations to listen to, which website and social media to follow, the importance of getting to know your neighbours and checking if you can receive Emergency Mobile Alerts.
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:
For other radio stations, check with your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.
For local updates, check your council’s website, as well as your local Civil Defence Emergency Management website and social media.
For national updates, follow us on Social Media:
There’s strength in numbers. In an emergency, you can work with your neighbours to get through. Neighbourhood Support Groups bring local people together to create safe, supportive and connected communities.
Join Neighbourhood Support at neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz or call 0800 463 444.
Emergency Mobile Alert will be a new 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. Emergency Mobile Alert is expected to be available by the end of 2017.Find out more