Current Status:
No incidents.

This is the perfect time to make sure you are prepared for an emergency.

Explore the map to the rightbelow for information on Tsunami Zones, Snow Levels, Fault lines and more
South Island CDEM Conference Presentations

Delegates can find conference presentations via the following link. If you have not already been provided the password for this protected file, please contact your Conference Host or the team via our Contact Us page - For presentations click here

 

Emergency Survival Kits

Check out this comparison article of bought versus homemade survival kits which was recently shared by NZ Civil Defence.
Great way to find a survival kit that meets your needs. Click here to read the article.

 

The closest help to you in a Civil Defence emergency is likely to be your neighbours.  Get to know them better, so youre ready to help each other stay safe.  If youre interested in forming a Neighbourhood Support Group in your street,  then ring the 0800 number or look at their website to find out more.
Emergency Mobile alerts direct to your cell phone are scheduled to be here by the end of the year.  Before you can receive these alerts, you need to find out if your phone is compatible. Click the following link to find out more - https://goo.gl/pEmAKv

Comment on Facebook

We had a great question about how the Emergency Mobile Alerts (EMA) will affect our existing text alert service. Our text alert service 'text START to 219' is separate from the new emergency mobile alerts. Our system needs you to register and in an emergency you receive a traditional text message. The new EMA system is a lot smarter - it doesn't need you to register and it is not a text message - it actually sends the info a different way - using a lot less space on the network (trying not to be too technical here!). We will keep the text alert service running at least until June 2018 - we then should have a better idea how the new service is working and be able to make a decision on the future. Phone companies will be pushing updates out for most of the common handsets so, over time, most phones will be able to receive the new alerts.

We have some really good tools to help you stay informed online.  Our website has maps and you can report issues to us through our website using your computer or a mobile device.  Stay informed, visit us at civildefencesouthland.govt.nz or follow our Facebook page.
A battery operated radio is still the best way to stay informed in an emergency.  Make sure that you have a radio available (not an app on your phone) and spare batteries just in case.  The alternative is stay informed using your car radio.
This week is Get Ready week.  Its a good time to look at how prepared you or your family might be for a Civil Defence emergency.  The theme this year is Stay Safe, Stay Informed.  Make sure you and your family know how to get information in an emergency.

Comment on Facebook

How do we sign up for civil defense text messages?

If you need to report a life threatening situation – ring 111.

To report damage that has occurred due to an event or incident in your area, click the below button.

Information provided directly assists emergency personnel and hastens our response efforts.

Notifications
South Island CDEM Conference Presentations

Delegates can find conference presentations via the following link. If you have not already been provided the password for this protected file, please contact your Conference Host or the team via our Contact Us page - For presentations click here

 

Emergency Survival Kits

Check out this comparison article of bought versus homemade survival kits which was recently shared by NZ Civil Defence.
Great way to find a survival kit that meets your needs. Click here to read the article.

 

Facebook Feed
The closest help to you in a Civil Defence emergency is likely to be your neighbours.  Get to know them better, so youre ready to help each other stay safe.  If youre interested in forming a Neighbourhood Support Group in your street,  then ring the 0800 number or look at their website to find out more.
Emergency Mobile alerts direct to your cell phone are scheduled to be here by the end of the year.  Before you can receive these alerts, you need to find out if your phone is compatible. Click the following link to find out more - https://goo.gl/pEmAKv

Comment on Facebook

We had a great question about how the Emergency Mobile Alerts (EMA) will affect our existing text alert service. Our text alert service 'text START to 219' is separate from the new emergency mobile alerts. Our system needs you to register and in an emergency you receive a traditional text message. The new EMA system is a lot smarter - it doesn't need you to register and it is not a text message - it actually sends the info a different way - using a lot less space on the network (trying not to be too technical here!). We will keep the text alert service running at least until June 2018 - we then should have a better idea how the new service is working and be able to make a decision on the future. Phone companies will be pushing updates out for most of the common handsets so, over time, most phones will be able to receive the new alerts.

We have some really good tools to help you stay informed online.  Our website has maps and you can report issues to us through our website using your computer or a mobile device.  Stay informed, visit us at civildefencesouthland.govt.nz or follow our Facebook page.
A battery operated radio is still the best way to stay informed in an emergency.  Make sure that you have a radio available (not an app on your phone) and spare batteries just in case.  The alternative is stay informed using your car radio.
This week is Get Ready week.  Its a good time to look at how prepared you or your family might be for a Civil Defence emergency.  The theme this year is Stay Safe, Stay Informed.  Make sure you and your family know how to get information in an emergency.

Comment on Facebook

How do we sign up for civil defense text messages?