Civil Defence / Emergency Management

Storm 2 Feb 2023

Important Storm Updates

Auckland Emergency Management's Civil Defence Centre on the North Shore has moved to Massey University's Albany Campus

Council news 27 Jan 2023

Auckland declares state of local emergency

Mayor Wayne Brown has tonight (Friday 27 January) declared a state of local emergency in the Auckland region.

Community 19 Jan 2023

Keeping you safe on your lifestyle block

To help urban dwellers moving to the country, New Zealand’s first emergency preparedness handbook has been developed to help lifestyle block owners prepare for and get through an emergency.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 11 Oct 2022

Theft of tsunami sirens unacceptable, putting life at risk

The ongoing theft of the region’s tsunami sirens is unacceptable and must stop, says Auckland Emergency Management (AEM).

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 1 Aug 2022

Missing tsunami sirens on the west coast

Five tsunami sirens have been vandalised or stolen at Piha since May 2022, along with one at Karekare.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 11 Jul 2022

Preparing for wet and wild weather

The winter weather has well and truly arrived in Auckland, with July proving to be a damp old month so far.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 12 May 2022

Sign language for an emergency

This week is New Zealand Sign Language week and Auckland Emergency Management in partnership with Deaf Aotearoa and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is bringing a cool new resource to teach kiwis how to use different signs during an emergency.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 27 Oct 2021

Get ready to ShakeOut with your bubble this week

New Zealand ShakeOut is our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, and this year it is taking place at 9.30am on Thursday 28 October 2021.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 2 Jul 2021

Local boards contribute $90,000 to support Papatoetoe tornado victims

Two local boards have committed $90,000 between them to bolster Auckland Council’s Mayoral Relief Fund for those suffering in the wake of the tornado that swept through Papatoetoe on 19 June.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 25 Jun 2021

Mayoral Relief Fund to support Aucklanders affected by tornado

Auckland Council and the Government have allocated $100,000 each to a Mayoral Relief Fund to support people and families experiencing hardship due to the Papatoetoe tornado.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 12 Oct 2020

Get ready to drop, cover and hold during national ShakeOut

New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place at 9.30am on Thursday 15 October 2020.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 22 Sep 2020

Tsunami siren test on 27 September

Auckland’s tsunami siren test will take place at noon on Sunday 27 September 2020, coinciding with the start of daylight saving.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 20 Dec 2019

Get your place summer storm ready

Auckland is heading into its summer storm season, with increased moisture and warmth over the coming months usually resulting in increased storm activity across the region.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 14 Oct 2019

Get ShakeOut ready this week

A national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi is taking place on Thursday 17 October at 1.30pm

Civil Defence / Emergency Management 19 Jun 2019

Preparing for Auckland's next volcanic eruption

Auckland’s Emergency Management team will be featured in the documentary 'Beneath New Zealand', to be screened at 8.30pm on Sunday.