Civil Defence & Emergency Management
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is member of the Hawke’s Bay Region Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.
Visit www.hbemergency.govt.nz for information on a current emergency, along with updated news, hazard information and preparedness advice.
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Hazards Information Portal
Visit the Hazards Information Portal for to help you find out which natural hazards might affect the places you live, work and play, so everyone can make better risk management decisions to be ready.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s role
The vision of the Hawke’s Bay CDEM Group is a “A resilient Hawke’s Bay community” and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council works with the Group members to reduce the impact of natural hazards in several ways.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council's Emergency Management Office is responsible for the administration of the CDEM Group and assisting the Group Emergency Operations Centre during a major emergency. This includes assisting the Group Controller with science and technical advice about any hazard event.
We also research and monitor hazards affecting the region including maintaining flood protection and warning systems in the region.
Hazard information is retained to promote hazard awareness in the community in the form of maps, reports, and publications. We also use hazard information for land use management by developing regional policies and plans, advocating policies and rules in district plans, and advising on notified resource consents.
Red Cross Hazard App
Hawke's Bay Civil Defence support the Red Cross Hazard App. Download the Hazard App to help you and your family prepare for and respond to hazards in New Zealand. A useful tool to help you get through emergencies and get disaster alerts. For more information go to Red Cross here.