Civil Defence

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.

View information about the group on the Northland Regional Council website (links below).

Current Northland Civil Defence Emergency status

In an emergency

Emergency sirens are tested twice yearly, at the beginning and end of daylight saving. 

Where to find services updates

We will update our Facebook page to receive updates and information, during localised emergencies. 

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

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.

Whangarei District Council Facebook page

Northland Civil Defence Facebook page

Red Cross Hazard App

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

View a list of radio stations