LOCAL EMERGENCIES
MAUNGATUROTO INFORMATION & SUPPORT
UPDATES FOR CIVIL DEFENSE IN MAUNGATUROTO & DISTRICTS
http://www.nrc.govt.nz/civildefence/
MAUNGATUROTO GENERAL ENQUIRIES
General queries about civil defence and emergency management in Northland can be directed to:
Civil Defence Emergency Management Senior Programme Manager
Northland Regional Council
Phone: 0800 002 004
Email: mailroom@nrc.govt.nz


DURING AN EMERGENCY
If life is threatened dial 111 to contact emergency services


RADIO STATIONS
In an emergency, the radio is your prime source of information.
The main Northland radio station frequencies you should tune to include:

  • Newstalk ZB - 1026AM & 1215AM
  • The Hits - 95.6FM
  • More FM - 91.6FM
  • Radio Live - 100.7FM
  • Big River FM - 98.6FM
  • National Radio - 101.2FM
  • Coast to Coast - 90.0AM


KAIPARA DISTRICT COUNCIL
You can phone the Kaipara District Council:
0800 727 059
Or find out more from their website:
www.kaipara.govt.nz


WEBSITES
Log on to one of the following websites for more information

www.nrc.govt.nz/civildefence

www.facebook.com/civildefencenorthland

www.geonet.org.nz/tsunami

www.ptwc.weather.gov/?region=1

www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard


ROAD CLOSURES
Road closure information in Northland is available via: http://www.aaroadwatch.co.nz/

State Highway road closures or issues are available via: www.nzta.govt.nz

SIGN UP NOW FOR FREE TEST MESSAGES REGARDING EMERGENCIES!
By signing up to this text alert system you will receive FREE text messages from the Northland Civil Defence Group about impending flood, tsunami or other civil defence emergencies.

To subscribe to this service via the web (FREE) visit the following website www.nrc.govt.nz/cdalert

Or to subscribe via text message (Text charge depends on your mobile supplier),
Text NCD (Note: Make sure there are no spaces between the letters) to 614 277 92 934 (this means ‘opt in’ to
Northland Civil Defence text alerts service).

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO: http://www.nrc.govt.nz/civildefence/How-to-get-ready/Text-message-alerts/
BE PREPARED MAUNGATUROTO!


  • Torch with spare batteries or a self-charging torch
  • Radio with spare batteries
  • Wind and waterproof clothing, sun hats, and strong outdoor shoes.
  • First aid kit and essential medicines
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Pet supplies
  • Toilet paper and large rubbish bags for your emergency toilet
  • Face and dust masks
Check all batteries every three months. Battery powered lighting is the safest and easiest. Do not use candles as they can tip over in earthquake aftershocks or in a gust of wind. Do not use kerosene lamps, which require a great deal of ventilation and are not designed for indoor use.

Food and water for at least 3 days
  • Non-perishable food (canned or dried food)
  • Food, formula and drinks for babies and small children
  • Water for drinking. At least 3 litres per person, per day
  • Water for washing and cooking
  • A primus or gas barbeque to cook on
  • A can opener
Check and replace food and water every twelve months. Consider stocking a two-week supply of food and water for prolonged emergencies such as a pandemic.

GETAWAY KITS
In some emergencies you may need to evacuate in a hurry. Everyone should have a packed getaway kit in an easily accessible place at home and at work which includes:
  • Torch and radio with spare batteries
  • Any special needs such as hearing aids and spare batteries, glasses or mobility aids
  • Emergency water and easy-to-carry food rations such as energy bars and dried foods in case there are delays in reaching a welfare centre or a place where you might find support. If you have any special dietary requirements, ensure you have extra supplies
  • First aid kit and essential medicines
  • Essential items for infants or young children such as formula and food, nappies and a favourite toy
  • Change of clothes (wind/waterproof clothing and strong outdoor shoes)
  • Toiletries – towel, soap, toothbrush, sanitary items, toilet paper
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Face and dust masks
  • Pet supplies
  • Include important documents in your getaway kit: identification (birth and marriage certificates, driver’s licences and passports), financial documents (e.g. insurance policies and mortgage information), and precious family photos.

FIRST AID
If someone you care for is injured in a disaster, your knowledge of first aid will be invaluable. Many organisations provide first aid training courses. Consider taking a first aid course, followed by regular refresher sessions. You can buy ready-made first aid kits or make up your own.
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