WREMO’s operational and response structures

Our operational structure is focused on the tasks we do most often – readiness and reduction.

WREMO has three core groups: Community Resilience and Recovery, Operational Readiness and Response, and Business & Development.

During an emergency, our region can activate up to six Emergency Operations Centres. These are in Wellington, Hutt City, Upper Hutt, Wairarapa, Porirua and Kapiti. The centres’ response effort is coordinated by a regional Emergency Coordination Centre. Each centre is run by the relevant council, with support from the wider CDEM Group and WREMO staff. 

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

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A resilient community; ready, capable and connected. 

Our Mission

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Empowering communities to build the resilience and continuity necessary for the region to be prepared to respond to, and recover from, emergencies.

Our Values

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The following set of core values provides the motivation, focus, and standards we need to achieve our vision for success. 

  • We have the courage to do the right thing. 
  • We act with integrity. 
  • We build trust through honesty, authenticity and transparency. 
  • We are accountable for our actions. 


  • We work together to create a sense of family and belonging. 
  • We are one team working together for a common purpose. 
  • We build relationships and collaborate to get the best out of each other. 
  • We partner with mana whenua and Māori, to honour our obligations under Te Tiriti o
  • Waitangi. 


  • We show respect and care for others and ourselves. 
  • We actively listen and respect the views and opinions of others. 
  • We are inclusive and embrace diversity. 


  • We are professional and strive for excellence. 
  • We set ambitious and meaningful goals and work hard to achieve them. 
  • We are proactive, agile and responsive to change. 
  • We learn, and reflect, to continually improve what we do. 
  • We work to make a positive difference for people and communities. 

Documents and Resources

In our Library you can find resources that will help you get prepared, information about WREMO’s initiatives, emergency management plans and processes, & more.  


Lifeline Utilities

Lifeline utilities is a term used in the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act 2002 to describe organisations that provide essential infrastructure to the community. 



The Joint Committee provides governance and strategic direction to the Wellington Regional Civil Defence Group. 


Wellington Region CDEM Group

The Wellington Region CDEM Group is made up of agencies across the region who work together to provide civil defence and emergency management to our communities.  


Response Teams

New Zealand Response Teams are groups of people from the community, who volunteer their time in emergencies to help when the emergency services are overwhelmed. 


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