The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management aims to make New Zealand and its communities resilient by understanding and managing their hazards.
We do this by working closely with CDEM groups, central government agencies, emergency services and lifeline utilities involved in civil defence emergency management. We work together nationally, and in communities, to plan for the 4 Rs – reduction, readiness, response and recovery.
You can find out more on the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management website.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) helps New Zealanders to prepare their homes and property for natural disasters and to rebuild lives afterwards.
EQC provides insurance for damage to residential property that results from volcanoes, natural landslips, hydrothermal activity and tsunamis as well as earthquakes. It administers the Natural Disaster Fund and obtains reinsurance, and it funds research and education on natural disasters and ways to reduce their impact.
For more information visit The New Zealand Earthquake Commission website.
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