A number of agencies may be involved during a civil defence emergency. If you need to report an emergency always call 111 in the first instance.
Stay safe and stay informed
If you need assistance (non-emergency) call Council on +64 3 689 0000.
Look after your immediate family first then check on your neighbours. Are there people nearby who may need help?
Listen to the radio to find out what is happening.
If you don't have a battery-powered radio and you don't have power, remember you can use your car radio.
Services and utilities
- Roads - NZTA for state highways and Council for local roads
- Weather - MetService
- Rain and river levels - Environment Canterbury (ECan)
- Electricity - Alpine Energy - 0800 66 11 77
- Fire - Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ)
South Canterbury Rural Support Trust
The South Canterbury Rural Support Trust is an organisation supporting rural people through tough times. It is rural people helping rural people and is integrated into the Civil Defence structure. And it's free!
For more information go to the South Canterbury Rural Support Trust website or call 0800 RURAL HELP (0800 787 254).
If you want more information about civil defence emergencies please contact the Civil Defence Emergency Management Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +64 3 689 0000.