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Civil Defence Emergency Management

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This page contains an overview of Civil Defence in the Whangarei district.
Updated: 19/10/2018 10:11 a.m.

Civil Defence management in Northland is the responsibility of the Northland Region Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.

Members of the group include the region's 3 district councils, the police and fire service.

A vital function of the group is to work with communities to identify natural hazards and risks, to help them to prepare for emergencies and to assist with recovery after an event.

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Northland Civil Defence Facebook page (Opens in a new window)

Community Response Plans

Being prepared for an emergency is everyone's responsibility. It should be part of our everyday life. We need to know the hazards that affect us, what their effects are, how we will survive their impacts and how we will fix the results of those impacts - commonly known as the 4 R's.

  • Reduction - learning about the hazard and reducing the risk.
  • Readiness - common sense procedures to prepare for an event.
  • Response - looking after ourselves and people in distress during an event.
  • Recovery - fixing what didn't survive, hopefully better than it was before.

Community Response Plans have been prepared for areas in the district to identify hazards in those areas which may impact on the community.

These plans will be activated by the community in the event of an emergency to provide a planned response. They will help each community to remain self-sufficient without outside assistance during and after the emergency.

The current plans are listed below:

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Bland Bay / Whangaruru Community Response Plan [1.1mb]

Dargaville Community Response Plan [914kb]

Kaeo Community Response Plan [1.4mb]

Mangakahia Central Community Response Plan [1.1mb]

Ngati Hau Community Response Plan [783kb]

Onerahi Community Response Plan [745kb]

Parua Bay Community Response Plan [988kb]

Pataua Community Response Plan [407kb]

Ruakaka Community Response Plan [1.0mb]

Tamaterau / Waikaraka Community Response Plan [1.3mb]

Teal / Helena Bay Community Response Plan [1.1mb]

Tutukaka Community Response Plan [2.1mb]

Waipu Community Response Plan [1.4mb]

Whangarei Heads Community Response Plan [2.4mb]

This page is regularly updated as new Response Plans come into effect.  Visit the Civil Defence page on the Northland Regional Council website for further information.

Northland Civil Defence website

Response plans for other areas are currently being updated by the Northland Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group. 


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