Useful links for Emergency preparedness


Te Upoko o te Ika | The Wellington Region is an awesome place to live, but it’s a little wild. We often experience earthquakes, storms, flooding and landslides. We are also at risk from tsunami. When disaster strikes, your life can become up-ended very quickly.

Check how you, your household, whānau, organisation, business and community can be better prepared!


Remember – you may have to rely on yourself and your neighbours for seven days.

Create a household plan       

Having a basic plan in place will help keep you safer, connect with loved ones faster, and protect some of your most important assets.

Tips on doing this and a template can be found here

What household supplies do you need?    

Ideally, you can be self-sufficient for seven days. However, do not forget neighbours can help each other out by sharing resources, such as gas for a camping stove.

By looking after yourself and your household, you’ll also be helping emergency services focus their limited resources on the people who are most in need of help.

An emergency supplies guide can be found here

Don’t forget your pet!

An SPCA emergency guide can be found here

Do you have enough water?

Emergency water is the single best thing you can store to be more prepared for a major earthquake. You should have enough to last for 7 days. And you will need 21 litres per person per week (3 litres per person per day).

A guide for storing water can be found here

Make your home safer ahead of time

Use this check list make sure you are ready

Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do in a fire and how to stay safe. 

A guide for fire following an earthquake can be found here

Grab bags 

A grab bag or getaway kit is a small backpack of essential items you can grab if you need to evacuate your home or workplace with little or no warning.

Download a checklist here for the essential Grab Bag items and get one organised now

For more ideas click here

Emergency toilets

After some emergencies, toilets don’t flush! So you’ll need to think about what you can use for an emergency toilet.

Click here for more info

Emergency alerts

How do you know what is going on? Read more here and here


Your neighbour’s are your first source of support in an emergency, and it is important to get to know them.

Plimmerton has established a Community Support Network, which you can read more about here

Read more about social networks in emergencies here


Communities are full of skilled and resourceful people, businesses, groups, and facilities that could help solve many of the challenges that your community will face after an earthquake and other disasters.

During disasters, councils and emergency services aren’t the only ones responding. Everyone will have to pitch in and help each other.

Read more here

Get Involved

Community members and volunteer organisations play a vital role in the preparation for, response, and recovery from an emergency.

Read more here

Get to know your neighbours

Your neighbours are your first source of support in an emergency, and it’s important to get to know them.

Read more here

Community Emergency Hubs

A Community Emergency Hub is a place where you and your neighbours can go to help each other in a major emergency.

This page has information on the 

  • purpose of a hub
  • what you can expect at a hub
  • and how it is run

Click here for the Hub Guide

Find your hub – local information being updated for Plimmerton, Mana and Camborne


WREMO also has information here for business and organisations such as creating a Business Continuity Plan.

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