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Westland District

Emergency management

A disaster can strike any time and anywhere. It is important to be prepared for a civil defence event.

Preparing for an emergency

To learn how to prepare and what to do during an event, see the West Coast Civil Defence and Emergency Management (WCCDEM) website and How To Get Ready website.

During a Emergency (civil defence) event, the WCCDEM website will be kept updated with news and information, as well as an Emergency Situation Map. This should be the first place you visit for vital information.

You can also find out information on the WCCDEM Facebook page.

The Westland District Council Facebook page will also be updated as frequently as possible: 


See the MPI website for downloadable information and checklists for what you need to have ready to look after animals in an emergency event.

Radio updates

You will also be able to hear updates on your local radio station: 

  • Coast FM 94.5 Franz Josef
  • 99.5 Westland
  • 100.3 Hokitika
  • Gold 91.5FM Westland
  • Newstalk ZB 103.5FM Westland
  • 105.9FM Hokitika
  • Radio Hauraki 105.1FM Westland
  • RNZ Concert 95.5FM Westland
  • RNZ National 101.1 Westland
  • SENZ 89.1FM Westland
  • The Hits 90.5FM South Westland
  • 93.1FM Westland
  • 97.1FM Hokitika
  • ZM 89.9FM Westland