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Emergency Management

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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POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES IN WAITOMO DISTRICT We have 43 active positive cases of COVID-19 in Te Kuiti (7 confirmed today) and 2 in Piopio. Testing is available at Te Kuiti Medical...
The role of civil defence The aim of Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) is to ensure the safety of people, property and the environment. We do this by identifying...
Recovery means the coordinated efforts and processes to bring about the immediate, medium and long term holistic regeneration and enhancement of a community following an...
EQC has advice on how to make your house safer in an earthquake and how to survive during and after an earthquake.  In association with EQC, we share information to raise...
Fire and Emergency New Zealand operates under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.