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Civil Defence / Emergency Management

Council news 30 May 2024

Wild weather causes havoc with Auckland’s trees

While Auckland was facing a wild and windy Wednesday night, Auckland Council’s arborist team and its contractors were out making sure Aucklanders were safe from falling tree limbs and property damage.

Council news 29 May 2024

Aucklanders: Be ready for a windy Wednesday night

MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and a Strong Wind Warning (orange) for Auckland, including Aotea Great Barrier, for this afternoon, evening and into the early hours of Thursday morning.

Council news 21 May 2024

Nationwide Emergency Mobile Alert test taking place this Sunday

Don’t be alarmed if your mobile phone receives an Emergency Mobile Alert on Sunday evening (26 May).

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 28 Mar 2024

Tsunami siren testing at Ōrewa on Sunday 7 April

Ōrewa is the only location in the Auckland region which has tsunami sirens following the deactivation of sirens at other sites in December 2023.

Council news 25 Mar 2024

Fire season changes for Auckland mainland and parts of Hauraki Gulf

Open fire season for mainland Auckland and a change in restrictions for the Hauraki Gulf Islands is now in place.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 1 Feb 2024

Changes to tsunami evacuation maps for Auckland

New modelling shows the area of Tāmaki Makaurau at risk from damaging tsunami waves is less than previously expected.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 19 Dec 2023

Summer storm preparedness takes a few simple steps

With summer well and truly upon us, it is timely to remember that the season not only brings sunny days but also the chance of stormy weather.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 27 Nov 2023

Tsunami warning sirens in Auckland region deactivated from 1 December

The Emergency Mobile Alert is the preferred method of notifying the public about dangerous tsunami threats.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 18 Sep 2023

Auckland region tsunami siren testing on Sunday 24 September

Siren testing day is a good prompt for Aucklanders to talk with their whānau about planning for emergencies.

Auckland's Future In Progress 6 Sep 2023

Boards back locally-led emergency response

Local input is seen as essential in any emergency planning.

Council news 31 Jul 2023

Have your say on Auckland’s civil defence emergency management group plan

From today (Monday 31 July), Aucklanders can have their say on Auckland Council’s plan for preparing Tāmaki Makaurau for potential civil defence emergencies and hazards, and how they are managed.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 1 Jun 2023

Tsunami siren test on Sunday 4 June

Auckland’s next bi-annual tsunami siren testing is happening at 12pm (midday) on Sunday 4 June.

Council news 31 May 2023

Favona fire: an update from Auckland Council on the monitoring and compliance response

A message from Mervyn Chetty, Auckland Council General Manager, Licensing & Regulatory Compliance.

Council news 25 May 2023

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert to take place this Sunday

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is undertaking a nationwide test of the EMA system on Sunday 28 May between 6pm and 7pm.