Get Ready Week - Stay safe, stay informed

​​​Monday, 9 October 2017It's Get Ready Week, the perfect time for all of us to make sure we’re prepared for an emergency! This year's theme is Stay Safe, Stay Informed.

Emergencies can happen anywhere, any time, and without warning. Make sure you and the people you care about are ready to get through by knowing the different ways to stay informed.

Stay informed

If the power goes out, a solar or battery powered radio (or your car radio) can help you keep up to date with the latest news, In an emergency, tune to these stations:
  • ​Radio New Zealand
  • The Hits
  • NewstalkZB
  • MoreFM
  • Radio Live

For local updates, check our Facebook page, as well as the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence website​.

For national updates, follow Civil Defence NZ on Facebook and Twitter.

Know your neighbours
There's strength in numbers. In an emergency, you can work with your neighbours to get through.

Neighbourhood Support Groups bring local people together to create safe, supportive and connected communities.

Join Neighbourhood Support at or call 0800 463 444.​

Find out more at

Page reviewed: 09 Oct 2017 3:24pm