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Kerbside Collections

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Tirohia Landfill Resource Consent

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New mining proposals

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For the latest information about civil defence emergencies and to find out how to prepare yourself and your family before an emergency happens...

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Be prepared

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. It’s up to you to take steps to make sure you’re prepared. | Tē mōhiotia āhea, ki hea rānei te ohotata. Whakaritea tō whānau. Kia mataara.

Visit to find out how to get ready for an emergency.


Information in an emergency

In an emergency we will use the following channels to keep you informed:

Tsunami preparedness for our coastal communities

We can’t predict when a tsunami is going to happen, but we can be prepared in case it does. For coastal communities like Kaiaua and Whiritoa, there are some key things to think about in advance so you are ready.

Long or Strong, Get Gone 

More help and information

Red Cross Hazards App

Stay informed when you most need it. Download the app and get emergency alerts direct to your smart phone from official agencies like Civil Defence, Council, GNS Science, MetService and more.



Community Response

Preparing for an emergency is everyone's responsibility. You and your community will be much better prepared to get through an emergency if your community has a plan to get through. Your neighbours and community are likely to be the first to help when disaster strikes, and your community may need to look after itself until help can arrive.

What is a community response plan?

This is a plan that the community response group writes and owns which desribes how the community will be self sufficient for the first 72 hours of an emergency. It makes sure the community has access to basic safety needs, including: Shelter, food, medical care and sanitiation.

The plan helps to identify what resources the community has available, what the vulnerabilities of the community are, and what responsibilities individuals and groups will have during an emergency.

Who is involved in community response?

Anyone can be involved in community response or can form a community response group. The people that live in the community know it the best because they live and work in it.

Your local Emergency Management Officer is available to help your group plan for an emergency with expert advice and ideas, but community response is owned by the community so it is completely up to you how you plan your community's response.

Chat to us about joining or starting a community response group

Looking for your school's plan?

Schools are required to have their own plans. View our list of local Hauraki Schools to contact or search their websites for your child's school plans.