Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups

What can they help you with?

You can contact your local CDEM group if you need support with household goods and services and other essential items including:

  • food;
  • water;
  • groceries;
  • pet food;
  • medication;
  • cooking;
  • fuel;
  • clothing;
  • bedding.

How can you contact them?

  • Northland – 0800 790 791;
  • Auckland – 0800 222 296;
  • Waikato – 0800 800 405;
  • Bay of Plenty – 0800 884 222;
  • Manawatu/Wanganui – 0800 725 678;
  • Taranaki – 0800 900 077;
  • Gisborne – 0800 653 800;
  • Hawkes Bay – 0800 422 923;
  • Wellington – 0800 141 967;
  • Nelson Tasman – 0800 505 075;
  • Marlborough – 03 520 7400 or email welfare@marlboroughcdem.co.nz;
  • Canterbury – 0800 24 24 11;
  • Chatham Islands – 03 305 0033 ext 715;
  • West Coast – 03 900 9329;
  • Otago – 0800 322 4000;
  • Southland – 0800 890 127 or email Covid19@cdsouthland.nz

More information about CDEM is online at: https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/

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