Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency can help you and your family stay safe. Our Civil Defence Emergency Management ensures the safety of people and property by preventing, reducing or overcoming hazards in the Bay of Plenty. 

A safe, strong Bay of Plenty, together. Toi Moana, Kia Haumaru, Kia Kaha, Mā Tātau Katoa.

Flood room

Flood Room

Council has a flood room which is activated when required to help with the response to flooding in the region.

Civil Defence car zooming off to an emergency.

Civil Defence Emergency Management

The role of Civil Defence is to take an integrated approach to emergency management, based on reduction, readiness, response and recovery.

White Island volcanic eruption

Our natural hazards

Our region is subject to a number of natural events such as volcanic activity, earthquakes, coastal processes, extreme rainfall, tsunami, and landslides.

Stay informed

It's important to be notified as soon as possible of any hazards that may affect you. Visit the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence website to find out the different ways you can keep informed.