Welfare Coordination Group

Northland’s welfare agencies work together to prepare for an emergency situation.


The Northland Welfare Coordination Group exists to provide coordinated planning and delivery of welfare services during an emergency in Northland.

Members of the Northland Welfare Coordination Group are responsible (through the combined resources within their respective agencies) for:

  • developing inter-agency planning and coordination and relationship building for welfare response;
  • acting as an advisory and coordination group at regional level, as required in an emergency situation;
  • providing appropriate support and guidance in the recovery phase through liaison with Group Recovery Manager or Local Recovery Manager;
  • identifying individual agency deficiencies in Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) planning and resources;
  • bringing deficiencies  - along with proposed solutions - to the attention of agency senior management; and
  • ensuring solutions to deficiencies are implemented and maintained within and across agencies.

The Northland Welfare Coordination Group meet on a quarterly basis or as required.


The members of the Northland Welfare Coordination Group are:

  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Civil Defence Emergency Management
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Internal Affairs
  • Far North District Council
  • Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • Hearts and Minds
  • Inland Revenue Department
  • Iwi representatives  
  • Kaipara District Council
  • Kāinga Ora
  • Mahitahi Hauora
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Ethnic Communities 
  • Ministry of Primary Industries
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • National Emergency Management Agency
  • Ngati Hine Health
  • Northable
  • Northland Rural Support Trust
  • NZ Police 
  • NZ Red Cross
  • Oranga Tamariki
  • Salvation Army
  • SPCA
  • Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau
  • Victim Support
  • Volunteering Northland