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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...

CDEM in your community

New Zealand is host to an Australasian natural hazards conference with a focus on 'building a resilient nation'. Read more...

Be prepared

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

Test your knowledge

Test your knowledge
How prepared are you? Choose a disaster and find out!

We've got a fun 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. Try it now!