Stay informed during an emergency

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One of the best things you can do to get emergency-prepared is to know where you can find up-to-date information. During an emergency response, the local Civil Defence Emergency Management will broadcast information about the situation and available support via the internet, television and radio. For example, Civil Defence Emergency Management will broadcast if a Civil Defence Centre with support services for people that need help has been set up and where it’s located.


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. Know which radio stations to listen to for information.

In an emergency, tune to these station(s):

  • RNZ National Radio: 101.7FM or 675AM
  • The Hits: 97.7FM or 96.5FM
  • Newstalk ZB: 100.1FM or 1098AM
  • More FM: 92.1 FM, 94.9FM or 99.1FM
  • Magic: 99.3FM or 738AM
  • The Breeze: 94.5FM
  • Plains FM: 96.9FM


For local updates, check your council’s website or online news channel as well as your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group website and social media.

National updates will be available on the National Emergency Management Agency’s website

and @civildefence Twitter channel.


Find your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (

The National Emergency Management Agency has information on finding your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.


Facebook: NZ Civil Defence (

Official emergency information and advice on how to be better prepared for disasters in New Zealand. Find out and discuss how to prepare for an emergency, cope during an event and recover quickly.



@NZcivildefence: Emergency and disaster updates (

@NZGetThru: Emergency Preparedness Info (

Emergency and disaster updates from the National Emergency Management Agency.

For info on preparing for disasters follow the @NZGetThru Twitter channel.


Websites to help whānau prepare for emergency situations