In an emergency dial 111 for:
- fire - including Rural Fire
Ring this number if lives or property are at risk
Council emergency contact details:
04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486
Other emergency contact details:
- Electra 0800 567 876
- Gas 0800 802 332
Civil Defence | Emergency Management
All New Zealanders should 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 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 might take some time before this happens. We'll also try to keep you updated via social media on our Facebook page and the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) Facebook page.
|The Kāpiti Coast District Council is a member of the Wellington Region Emergency Management Group.|
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 Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO - the W is silent like in write) manages Civil Defence Emergency Management services in support of the nine city, district, and regional councils of the Wellington region.
Kāpiti is a tectonically active area. There are five known faults traversing the area: Ohariu Fault Northern Ohariu Fault Gibbs Fault Ōtaki Forks and Southeast Reikorangi Fault.
Floods are a common hazard in Kāpiti. A flood becomes dangerous when the water is travelling very fast, the water is very deep, the flood water has risen very quickly or if the floodwater contains debris, such as trees and sheets of corrugated iron.
The rural fire service for Kāpiti is managed by the Wellington Rural Fire Authority (WRFA). This page takes you to the WRFA website.
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 district?
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- Wellington Rural Fire Authoritylaunch
- NZ Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (CDEM)launch
- Neighbourhood Supportlaunch
- Earthquake Commission (EQC)launch
- Institure of Geological & Nuclear Sciences (GNS)launch
- National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)launch
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