Buller District Council

Civil Defence

In an airportfacebookiconemergency, this page will be updated as often as possible to give information on our response to and recovery from a Civil Defence emergency.

If a disaster happened now, would you be ready?

Due to its location and environment, New Zealand faces many potential disasters. In some cases, such as a weather related or volcanic disaster, there may be time for a warning.
But an earthquake or a tsunami close to land could strike without warning.
All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage property and take lives. So it’s vital that you prepare now.

This website will show you how to get ready, so you’ll get through.

 

In an emergency, tune into your local radio station for updates and messages from Civil Defence:

Station NameWestportKarameaReeftonInangahua
CoastFM96.5FM99.3FM90.3FM96.5FM
The Hits90.9FM97.5FM90.9FM
LiveSPORT93.3FM93.3FM
Newstalk ZB1287AM1287AM1287AM
Radio Live90.1FM90.1FM
Radio NZ Concert98.9FM98.9FM
Radio NZ National1458AM1458AM1458AM
Rhema94.9FM
The Sound92.5FM

 

Never Happens? Happens campaign launched

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has announced the launch of a new campaign encouraging Kiwis to be better prepared for emergencies.

The campaign isnever-happens tagged Never Happens? Happens, and reinforces the message that anyone, anywhere, anytime can be affected by an emergency, so being prepared should be part of everyday life.

To make preparedness relevant for all Kiwis, the campaign focuses on the personal and household impacts of emergencies, such as having no power, water, phone or wifi, being stuck at home or unable to get home, or having to evacuate.

The campaign includes:

  • A new website happens.nz
  • New publications, including posters, plans and booklets (on website)
  • A series of “extremely simple” videos on YouTube with Rachel House from Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Social media content Facebook and Twitter

Sandbags during flood events

Sandbags flyer

Buller District Civil Defence / Emergency Management

If a disaster happened now, would you be ready? Due to its location and environment, New Zealand faces many potential disasters. In some cases, such as a weather related or volcanic disaster, there may be time for a warning. But an earthquake or a tsunami close to land could strike without warning. All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage to property and take lives. So it’s vital that you prepare now. Visit the Get Ready – Get Thru website to find out what to do to keep you and your family safe in the event of a disaster.

For more information or assistance in how to prepare for an emergency, contact Buller District Council’s Emergency Management Officer in a Civil Defence Emergency or in normal circumstances at Buller District Council on 03 788 9111.  Alternatively, you can visit the Get Ready – Get Thru website.

In the event of a declared civil defence emergency, where IT technology services remain available, the Council website will provide information and updates for residents.

Paul Bonisch will be assisting the Civil Defence Team for the purposes of exercise Tangaroa 2016. Paul will be helping with the programme and organising staff and volunteers for the 2016 National Exercise which will be held on 31st August.

 

Click on the following logos for associated external websites.

Get ready get thru (Copy) WCRC logo (Copy) EQC Logo (Copy) Civil Defence logo (Copy)

 

 

 

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