The Waitomo District Council provides an emergency management capacity over a range of functions that include hazard identification, risk reduction, community and emergency planning, response management and recovery planning and facilitation.
Impacting emergency events in New Zealand can occur through man-made and natural disaster events effecting many communities, businesses and organisations. Emergency management has National and Regional benefits in that this service provides for the safety and general well-being of the Waitomo District community under the civil defence and emergency management network.
Should any impacting emergency occur council must not only manage the emergency event to counteract any immediate effect of this but, must also manage the short, medium and long term recovery of the District holistically.
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