Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan

Help us create an Auckland that is resilient to disasters

Why we need to be prepared

There are a lot of hazards which could affect Auckland, such as earthquakes, flooding, tsunami and many more.

These hazards can affect all of us.

It is important to be prepared for disasters to help us get through.

Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group Plan review

We are reviewing our Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan.

The plan describes how we work with our partners and the community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

The plan also sets the direction for our work on Auckland’s Civil Defence Emergency Management system.

Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan

It outlines:

  • our mission and objectives
  • how we will achieve them
  • how we will measure our performance.

Guiding principles of emergency management

Our mission is to strengthen the disaster resilience of Tāmaki Makaurau.

We will do this by managing risks and supporting everybody to be ready to respond to and recover from emergencies.

We will use the 4Rs of emergency management to guide us.

They are:

  • reduction: reducing the impact of hazards on our whānau, businesses and community
  • readiness: having the skills, knowledge, plans, and tools before a disaster happens so we are prepared
  • response: taking action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people and places
  • recovery: restoring sustainable wellbeing after an emergency.

The plan’s focus areas

The plan focuses on:

  • actions within the 4Rs
  • partnership with mana whenua (hapū and iwi with ancestral ties to certain areas in Tāmaki Makaurau where they exercise customary authority) and mātāwaka (Māori living in the Auckland region who are not mana whenua.)
  • management and governance within the system
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • ensuring a strong understanding of hazards.

What we want your feedback on

We would like your feedback on our approach to building resilience in Auckland’s Civil Defence and Emergency Management system over the next five years.

Have your say at the original web page at

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