NEW! Learn about hazards online
We've got a fun, new online quiz which will help you to learn about hazards in the Waikato and what you should do before, during and after an event. It's a great way for kids and adults to learn more. Click here to try it out and then visit our Facebook page to let us know what you think!
GNS Science says activity on Mount Tongariro, the site of eruptions in August and November 2012, remains low, but steam and gas plumes from the Te Maari area are always present. GNS Science continues to closely monitor the situation.
For the latest information visit:
GeoNet (GNS Science)
Department of Conservation
Taupo District Council
New advice on stored drinking water
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has reviewed its advice about storing water for emergencies and has issued new, additional information. READ MORE
Creating a resilient community
If a disaster happened now, would you be ready and know what to do?
The Waikato Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group’s website brings 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.
Waikato Civil Defence Plan
A five-year plan to enhance the capability of the Waikato region to respond to disasters has been formally adopted by the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group. READ MORE
The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint Committee has endorsed the Grab & Go Bag from One World Online. Please click on the image to purchase a bag. This product may also be purchased through some territorial authorities and other franchises, so you may wish to check with your local council first.
Other survival/emergency bags are also available online and at a variety of outlet stores. Or you can use our checklist to compile the items yourself.
You can keep up-to-date with the latest warnings and news from the Waikato Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group by reading our latest media releases.
The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is a consortia of local authorities, emergency services, lifeline utilities, welfare organisations, government departments and non-government organisations.
The role of the group is to work in partnership with communities to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of emergency management within the Waikato region.
The Joint Committee is a local government committee with one elected representative from each council. The role of the joint committee is to provide political oversight and governance to ensure that the functions and obligations of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group are fulfilled. You can read the committee's agendas and minutes here.