Your district needs you - Join the NPDC emergency response team

21 May 2018

If you can keep your head in an emergency, NPDC wants you to join its response team.

Volunteers are being sought to be part of NPDC’s emergency operations centre (EOC) which responds to emergencies like cyclones and floods and coordinates recovery programmes.

“We saw after ex-Cyclone Gita just how well our community works together during a crisis, and we expect a lot of people will put their hand up to be involved in the new EOC,” says NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright.

“We’d like to hear from anyone who’s keen to help out during an emergency. You don’t need emergency experience to volunteer – we’ll train you.

“We know that an emergency can happen at any time so let’s get ready for the next one.”

From 1 July, the emergency response in Taranaki will be managed by the relevant local council. The Taranaki Emergency Management Office (TEMO) will have a region-wide coordinating role, if required.

To volunteer, fill in the form on the Civil Defence page at or contact NPDC on 06-759 6060 or