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Ready communities

A Community Resilience Plan helps people in the community understand the local risks, how to communicate and coordinate with each other and with Civil Defence in an emergency, and how to work together to recover from an emergency event. It's helpful for your marae to have a plan to get through in an emergency, as well as a plan for looking after whānau.

Community plans

A Community Resilience Plan is a process to bring a community together. In a major emergency your community may be on its own for the first few hours or even days. However, you will not be alone – you will be with your friends, family, co-workers and neighbours. In an emergency, people in the community will come together to help one another. This process can be better co-ordinated if the community has developed a Community Resilience Plan. 

Creating a Community Resilience Plan involves community workshops planned with a small group of community champions. If you’d like to know more about community resilience planning please contact us

Tangitu Community Resilience Plan
Porangahau and Surrounding Area Community Resilience Plan 

Marae communities

Marae often offer manaakitanga to whānau and the wider community following an emergency. We're more than happy to work with you to help you prepare and support you in response. Contact us here.

Here is a toolkit that might help you. 

  • Identify hazards and what impacts they may have.  Find out if your marae is in a tsunami or flood zone
  • Reduce your risks e.g. ensure crockery cupboards are earthquake proof, photos in wharenui are well attached.
  • Have a plan and emergency supplies. How do you contact each other, do you have enough supplies to look after yourselves and visitors? Do you know how to contact Civil Defence?
  • Practice and review your emergency plan - for all your hazards.
  • Encourage whānau to store water and have a household emergency plan e.g. who can pick up children from school?

FAQs and tools to help you

FAQ's for community led response

FAQ's for marae in emergencies

Community Led Response Planning Template


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