Alerts to your smartphone
The Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (Northland CDEM) recommends that people take a ‘toolbox’ approach to alerts and warnings, and make maximum use of the available options.
The Group uses two different platforms to send alerts direct to smartphones: Emergency Mobile Alerts and the Red Cross Hazard app. Both options are free to users (although smartphones need to be of a certain capability to be able to receive them). We recommend that if possible, people take advantage of both (along with other information sources, such as social media - Civil Defence Northland Facebook page, radio and TV).
Emergency Mobile Alerts do not require any downloads but you do need to ensure that your phone is capable and updated - go to the Ministry for Civil Defence and Emergency Management website mobile alerts page to check.
Emergency Mobile Alerts
An overview of the system, FAQs and a list of phones that are capable of receiving Emergency Mobile Alerts are all available on the Ministry for Civil Defence and Emergency Management's website
Red Cross Hazard App 'how to' information
Learn how to modify the settings on the Hazard App, so you can receive the right alerts for emergencies and disasters. View the instructional video below produced by the New Zealand Red Cross via their YouTube channel.