Emergency Management

Floods, storms, severe weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami and landslides can disrupt our lives, damage property and cause serious harm.

The good news is, it’s easy to make sure you, and the people you care about, are ready to get through.

The Get Ready website is a good place to start your plan, or you can pick up a copy of the What Would You Do? guide from any Tararua District Council Service Centre.


Civil Defence Emergency Management in Tararua

Tararua District is part of the Manawatu Wanganui Civil Defence Emergency Management Group. Horizons Regional Council's website has information about planning for emergencies, natural hazards in our region, tsunami evacuation maps, flooding information, and the regional civil defence emergency management plan.

Most communities in Tararua have a developed a local civil defence plan and have a group of civil defence volunteers, please contact us directly if you would like more information about these.


Local Information in an Emergency

If your safety or property is at risk always ring 111.

For general enquiries or information, telephone the Council Service Centre or check the Council website or Facebook page.

Radio Stations to listen to for emergency information:

  • Radio Dannevirke 107 FM
  • Radio Eketahuna 106.5 FM & 88.3 FM
  • Radio Woodville 99.6 FM (Woodville) 88.3 FM (Pahiatua)
  • RNZ National 101 FM 1449 AM
  • Newstalk ZB 100.2 FM 927 AM
  • Classic Hits 97.8FM
  • More FM 92.2 FM
  • Radio Live 93.8 FM

Contact Us

For more information about civil defence in Tararua for yourself, your group, or organisation please feel free to contact our District Resilience Manager, Stephen Dunn.

Stephen Dunn
06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110
stephen.dunn@tararuadc.govt.nz