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Community emergency hubs

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.

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 your hub's operating kit.

There are 12 Community Emergency Hubs located across the Kāpiti Coast:


Ōtaki Library, 81 Main Street

Ōtaki Baptist Church, 2 Te Manuao Road

Te Horo:

Te Horo Community Hall, 56 School Road


Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa Street

Waikanae Baptist Church, 286 Te Moana Road


Reikorangi Community Hall, 1/5 Akatarawa Road


St Paul's Church, 1 Langdale Avenue

Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street

Connect Church, 1 Realm Drive

Raumati Beach:

Kāpiti Uniting Parish, 10 Weka Road

Raumati South:

Raumati South Primary School, 54A Matai Road


Paekākāriki Primary School, 100 Wellington Road

To find out more about Hubs and how you can assist at one or encourage your community to get better prepared, sign up to a WREMO Community Training Course or participate in a Hub Activation Training Session: www.getprepared.org.nz