Civil Defence

Are you ready in a disaster?

Despite our best efforts, things sometimes go wrong and people get affected in some or many ways.

With New Zealand's history of earthquakes and floods, a disaster could happen in parts of the district or several districts at the same time.

Be Prepared To Cope On Your Own for up to Three Days or More

You will need to have:

  • A Household Emergency Plan

  • Emergency Survival kit
  • A Getaway Kit if you need to be evacuated

Preparing for a disaster can be quite simple and a good place to start is to visit Get Ready Get Thru

Ministry of Defence's 'Get Ready, Get Thru' campaign website

Neighbourhood Support

Join Neighbourhood Support - they are our link in the community. Contact the Coordinator on 06 323 7386, at or email

Alternatively, pick up a copy of "Get Ready Get Thru" or a Household Emergency Checklist from a Council Customer Service Centre.

Information is also available in the Yellow Pages section of your telephone book.

Manawatu District Civil Defence Information

In the event of a Civil Defence emergency:

  • Contact Manawatu District Council (06) 323 0000

  • Tune into your local radio station for more information.

Radio Stations to Listen to:

More FM FM 92.2
The Breeze FM 98.6
Classic Hits FM 97.8
Newstalk ZB AM 927
  FM 100.2
Radio Live FM 93.8
Radio NZ AM 1449
  FM 101.0

Community Response Plans

A Community Response Plan is a community-based plan that is activated in response to a Civil Defence emergency. Response Plans are available for the communities below: