The New Zealand Civil Defence Emergency Management Environment
The New Zealand CDEM environment
The Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 establishes a framework for building resilient New Zealand communities.
The National CDEM Strategy is the Crown's vision for emergency management in New Zealand and is supported by:
- The National CDEM Plan, which sets out strategies and goals, outlining arrangements for managing emergency events of national significance, and
- CDEM Group Plans, outlining similar arrangements at the regional level.
The Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 establishes to:
- Promote sustainable management of hazards
- Enabling communities to achieve acceptable levels of risk
- Requires coordination of CDEM activities
- Encourages coordination and integration across sectors to address interdependencies
The National CDEM Strategy: 'The Crown's Vision'
- Goal 1 Increase community awareness, understanding and participation in CDEM
- Goal 2 Reduce the risks from hazards to New Zealand
- Goal 3 Enhance New Zealand's capability to manage emergencies
- Goal 4 Enhance New Zealand's capability to recover from disasters
The National CDEM Plan: 'The Plan and the Guide to the National Plan'
The National CDEM plan:
- Provides CDEM arrangements to manage hazards and risks at the national level
- Supports the management of local emergencies
The Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan 2012 - 2017
- Sets the strategic direction for CDEM in the Bay of Plenty region - 5 year plan
- Manages regionally significant hazards and risks
- Provides operational arrangements - readiness, response & recovery
- Provides administrative & financial arrangements