Civil Defence | Emergency Management

All New Zealanders are now asked to be prepared to manage on their own - or as a family group - for the first three days after a disaster.

It can simply take that long for help to arrive, so making preparations in advance can ensure self-sufficiency and minimise distress.

In the event of an emergency, Neighbourhood Support will work with Civil Defence and other emergency services to bring relief.

Meanwhile, tune your radio to your local station as Civil Defence will broadcast messages and instructions as soon as possible. If it's a serious disaster it may take some time before this happens.

Kāpiti Coast District Council is a member of the Wellington Region Emergency Management Group. click to view website in a new window


Emergency status

There is no emergency at this time. It's always a good time to think about how prepared you are for an emergency.  Find out more at www.getprepared...

Emergency Preparedness

It's easy to get prepared for an emergency! In an emergency you and your community could be isolated for at least three, days, possibly more. The...

Fire Restrictions and Alerts

Fire Restrictions and alerts for Kāpiti are managed by the Wellington Rural Fire Authority (WRFA). This page takes you to the WRFA website.

WREMO - a new regional approach

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO - the W is silent like in write) manages Civil Defence Emergency Management services in...


Kāpiti is a tectonically active area.  There are five known faults traversing the area: Ohariu Fault Northern Ohariu Fault Gibbs Fault Ōtaki Forks...


Floods are a common hazard in the Kāpiti Region.  A flood becomes dangerous when: the water is travelling very fast the water is very deep the floo...

Rural Fire

The rural fire service for Kāpiti is managed by the Wellington Rural Fire Authority (WRFA). This page takes you to the WRFA website.


The Kāpiti Coast is considered to have a very low level of risk from a damaging or catastrophic tsunami. In preparation for the unlikely event of a...

Natural Hazards

Ever wondered what would happen if a major earthquake struck Kāpiti, the effect of sea level rises or what other natural hazards exist in our...

In an emergency, dial 111, for:

  • police
  • fire - including Rural Fire
  • ambulance

Ring this number if lives or property are at risk. 

Kāpiti Coast District Council Emergency Contact Details

Other emergency contact details:

  • Electra: 0800 567 876
  • Gas: 0800 802 332

Useful links

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office 
Wellington Rural Fire Authority
NZ Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (CDEM)
Neighbourhood Support
Earthquake Commission (EQC)
Institure of Geological & Nuclear Sciences (GNS)
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
The Meteorological Service of NZ