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If a disaster happened now, would you be ready and know what to do? On this website we bring together all the information you need to prepare yourself and your family to get ready for and get through a disaster. You will also find the latest information on the hazards and risks facing the Waikato region.

Capability report findings

Waikato’s capability to prepare for and deal with civil defence emergencies has improved significantly in the last five years, a new report has confirmed. Read more...

How prepared are you?

Choose a disaster and find out in this fun online quiz. It's a great way for kids and adults to learn about hazards in the Waikato. Try it now!

Be prepared

The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint Committee has endorsed the Grab & Go NZ emergency kit. 

Updated website launched

Huntly power station
New-look lifeline utilities website goes live!

Lifeline utilities are the essential 'utility' services which support the life of our community. These services include water, wastewater, stormwater, power, gas, telecommunications and transportation networks. A voluntary group of Waikato lifeline utilities now has a new website which is easy to view - no matter what device you're using! Check it out here.

Get ready week 2014