Te Upoko o te Ika Wellington Region

Last updated: 11:39am 1/03/2023

There are currently no emergencies in Te Upoko o te Ika/ Wellington region.

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Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery Information

Support and guidance is available for all those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in the Wairarapa.

Financial Donations

Mayoral Relief Funds have now been set up for Auckland, Tairāwhiti, Thames-Coromandel, Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Taranaki and Taupō and Wairarapa regions.

Why do relief funds help the most?

  • Funds provide local organisations with the money they need to support their community.
  • Funds help these communities with the long-term and ongoing support they need. Impacted communities will still need assistance in the coming months as recovery takes time.
  • Funds help the local economy, supporting local businesses and livelihoods.

If you don’t have means to donate, you can still help!

  • Get in touch with local community groups, iwi, marae and larger volunteer organisations that are supporting those affected and find out what they need.
  • Only donate goods that have been specifically asked for by people that have had direct contact with organisations in the affected areas. Teams/organisations connected to affected areas are in the best place to understand what is needed.
  • Can you volunteer your time to help those organising clean-up activities?

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WREMO – What we do

Welcome to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)! Our region’s landscapes are beautiful, but they can also experience many natural hazards such as earthquakes, flooding, landslides, and tsunami. WREMO coordinates Civil Defence and Emergency Management Services on behalf of the nine councils in the Wellington Region. Our key focus is ensuring our communities are prepared and ready to respond in the event of an emergency.

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Te Takatū Kāinga Home Ready

Find out how to make your home safer, what emergency supplies you need, what to do if you live in a high-rise building, and other tips on getting prepared for an emergency.

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Te Takatū Mahi Work Ready

Take a look at our business continuity planning guide to help identify how your organisation can keep its essential functions up and running during a time of disruption.

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Te Takatū Hapori Community Ready

Find out; how you can help your community, how your community can help you, where to locate your nearest Community Emergency Hub in an emergency.

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Household Earthquake Planning

During this free one-hour session, you will learn what could happen in Wellington region in a major earthquake. You will get tips on how you, your household and whānau can stay safe and be prepared.

These sessions are available both in person and online. 

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Business Continuity Planning

We run free two-hour workshops at a range of locations across the Wellington Region. You will learn the basics of business continuity planning and start to create a plan that meets your needs.

These workshops are open to both businesses and community organisations.

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Community Emergency Response Practice

We hold a number of interactive community sessions across the Wellington region for people to practise how to work together in a disaster.

Practise how to run a Community Emergency Hub and help your community.

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Tsunami Zones

If an earthquake is long or strong, get gone!

FInd out if you live, work or play in a tsunami zone. 

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