Operational structure

The Civil Defence Emergency Management Act sets out how civil defence should be managed around New Zealand.

In Northland, we have a Northland Region Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group that manages activities. The Northland Regional Council and the region’s three district councils, along with agencies such as the police and fire service, are all members of this group.

The CDEM Group works together to:

  • reduce the potential effects of hazards;
  • promote community and council readiness (preparedness) to respond to emergencies; and 
  • help the community to recover after an event.

The Group also organise an annual Northland Civil Defence Forum.

Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan

The Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has prepared this plan to demonstrate how CDEM will be delivered in the region over the next 5 years.

Get an electronic copy of the plan

An online version of this plan is available in our Resource Library.

Request printed copy

You can request a copy of the Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan by contacting the Northland Regional Council on 0800 002 004 or email [email protected]