Public Alerting

Civil Defence Emergency Management Public Alerting Information

Whilst we do use the Red Cross Hazard App (see detail below) it is vital that the public do not rely upon this especially during an earthquake. If the earthquake is long or strong get gone from beaches and tsunami evacuation zones including coastal rivers – the earthquake is the warning as any public messaging will be not quick enough in some/most cases.


Red Cross Hazard App

Download the New Zealand Red Cross Hazard App (free) from the Google Play Store or the Apple App StoreHazard App

The Hazard App is a free life-saving app for smartphones and tablets. The app helps you identify, prepare and respond to hazards in New Zealand. The app is pre-loaded with information about hazards including floods, earthquakes, tsunami, fire, weather, epidemics and biosecurity risks. The Hazard App enables you to receive official emergency warnings and alerts according to your location or the locations of your friends and family.

Follow this link on how to manage the alerts you receive:

Radio Stations

Local radio stations to listen to in an emergency.

National Radio 101.1FM & 639AM

More FM 93.1FM


National Radio 101.4FM & 810AM

More FM 100FM or 96.8FM

If you don't have a battery powered radio remember most vehicles have radios.

Please feel free to get in touch if you require more information. Contact Hilary Botting Civil Defence Emergency Management Coordinator: 03 689 0000.