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

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