Leading New Zealand in reducing risk, being ready for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies
Disaster Reduction Goal
- Increasing community awareness, understanding, preparedness and participation in civil defence emergency management. - Reducing the risks from hazards to New Zealand. - Enhancing New Zealand's capability to manage civil defence emergencies. - Enhancing New Zealand's capability to recover from civil defence emergencies.
Policies and Programmes in DRR
- Monitor and evaluate the Government’s National Civil Defence Emergency Management Strategy. - Develop, monitor & evaluate the National Civil Defence Emergency Plan. - Monitor local government and national agencies with responsibilities for civil defence emergency management - Develop, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, any national guidelines, codes, or technical standards for civil defence emergency management. - Promote and advise on civil defence emergency management to the public, central and local government and other relevant agencies. - Identify hazards and risks of national significance and, in a state of national emergency, direct and control its management.