Civil Defence

Council’s Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) is coordinated by the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO).

Wairarapa has two local Wellington Region Emergency Management (WREMO) staff who support civil defence in the area.

WREMO have two dedicated websites.  One helps people find out what’s happening in their communities during and after an emergency.  The other helps prepare before the big one hits.

The two websites, along with their Facebook page, provide reliable information for people across the region. provides local information when an emergency happens and is also the corporate site for WREMO. contains everything people across our region need to get prepared before any emergency occurs.


Do you know where your nearest AED is located? Research has shown that deploying a defibrillator within 3–5 minutes of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 50–70%, so you need to get one quick.
Check out AED Locations NZ and get a mobile app like AED Locations from your App Store.


Phone: 0800 239247

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