Civil Defence

Civil Defence Emergency Management in Northland is led by the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.

Members of the group include the region's four councils, the NZ Police and Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

In an emergency, two of the most up-to-date sources of information are the Northland Civil Defence Facebook page and the emergency status panel on the top right corner of the Northland Regional Council website.

Northland Regional Council (

Civil Defence Northland (

For information on how to prepare your home, business, marae etc, please view the How to Get Ready information on the Northland Regional Council's website.

How to Get Ready (

More information about receiving Civil Defence alerts on your phone is available on this link:

Civil Defence alerts

Where to find services updates

Social media and apps

We will update our Facebook page during localised emergencies.   

Whangarei District Council Facebook page

The Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is responsible for managing civil defence responses in our District and you can receive updates and information on their Facebook page. 

Northland Civil Defence (

The Hazard App helps you and your family prepare for and respond to hazards in New Zealand. The app provides disaster alerts and is a vital tool to help you get through emergencies.

Red Cross Hazard App (

Services and utilities status updates

Service Status and links

Road information

AA Roadwatch (

Tsunami evacuation zones

Northland Regional Council - Tsunami Evacuation Zones (

Tide tables

Metservice Tide Tables (


Northpower (

Environmental data

Northland Regional Council - Environmental data (

Rural fire risk

Check Its Alright - Rural Fire (


MetService - Whangārei (

Community response plans

Community response plans (

Radio stations and contacts

If an emergency occurs, keep calm and listen to your radio.

View a list of radio stations (