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Civil Defence

Te Rakau Whakamarumaru

Waikato District Council Civil Defence

Disasters can happen quickly, and we can’t prevent them but there are steps everyone can take to reduce their impact and recover quickly. It is important to know what you must do before you have to do it.

In some cases, such as a weather related or volcanic disaster, there may be time for a warning. But an earthquake or a tsunami close to land could strike without warning.

All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage property and take lives. So it's vital that you prepare now.

For more information including information on how to get ready go to

Waikato Civil Defence

The Waikato District Council is part of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.

The role of the group is to work in partnership with communities to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of emergency management within the Waikato region.

Community support agencies

Here to help u 

‘Here to help u’ is a community-led solution that makes getting the right help, at the right time, easy.

The website successfully enables you to access a wide range of free support by simply submitting one help request online. It’s quick. It’s convenient. It’s help made judgement, no barriers, and no unnecessary complexity.

Citizens Advice Bureau  

Citizens Advice Bureau have created a directory of over 35,000 local services and organisations.  

You can search the directory simply by typing what you are looking for in the search box above, e.g. health support Huntly  

You can filter the search results to only show services and organisations from a particular region, by using the location filter.

Mental Health Foundation 

Helpline services are available right now in New Zealand that offer support, information and help for you and your parents, family, whaanau and friends.  

All the services listed here are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise specified.