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Community emergency hubs

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) works with communities to empower and promote a community-led response to the challenges they face in a disaster.

On Wednesday 14 June from 7.30 – 9pm at the Waikanae Beach Community Hall, 22a Rauparaha Street, Waikanae Beach, members of the community are gathering to discuss:

• The review and update of the existing Community Response Plan
• Identify community assets and skillsets that could be used in a disaster
• Clarify and discuss the role of the Community Emergency Hubs within our area
• Have any questions answered by the local WREMO Emergency Management Advisor

Community Emergency Hubs (formerly called Civil Defence Centres) are pre-identified places that provide a venue for the community to coordinate their efforts to help each other during and after a disaster.


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Through Community Response Planning, WREMO works with communities to identify community strengths and resources that could be useful during a disaster, vulnerabilities that the community should check during a disaster or consider mitigating beforehand, and potential solutions to the challenges a community will face during a disaster. Outcomes from this planning process, such as a list of pre-identified community assets, are recorded in your Community Emergency Hub Operating Guide stored within the Civil Defence Centre kit in your local Hub.

There are eight community emergency hubs located across the Kāpiti Coast:


Ōtaki Memorial Hall, Main Street

Te Horo:

Te Horo Community Hall, School Road


Waikanae Memorial Hall, Pehi Kupa Street


St Paul's Church, Kāpiti Road and

Kāpiti Community Centre, Ngahina Street

Raumati Beach:

Kāpiti Uniting Parish, 27 Raumati Road

Raumati South:

Raumati South Primary School, 54A Matai Road


Paekākāriki Primary School, Wellington Road

To find out more about how you can assist at a community emergency hub or encourage your community to get better prepared, sign up to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office's Civil Defence Volunteer Programme: www.getprepared.org.nz/CDEM-volunteer