In an emergency, listen to your local radio station for information, news and advice on what to do. Some stations that guarantee to carry news are:
More FM on 92.7FM
Central FM on 106FM or 105.2FM (Dannevirke)
Radio New Zealand News 630AM or 101.5FM
RadioLive 1368AM & The Breeze 97.5FM
Link to radio frequencies and listen on line
Radio Kahungunu 765AM 94.5FM
Don't make a phone call unless:
- There danger from fire, building damage or injury. Immediately phone emergency services on 111.
- You are concerned about elderly, young or unwell people who might be vulnerable. But plan now for other ways they can be safe if you can't get through to them.
In an Emergency Dial 111, for fire, ambulance or police.
Ask for service required and be ready to state your street/road and house or Rapid number, nearest main intersection and the city/town or nearest village.
Remember to avoid making phone calls after a disaster unless it is an emergency - exchanges can overload and crash, preventing genuine lifesaving calls getting through to emergency services.
Fire Service http://www.fire.org.nz/
St John http://www.stjohn.org.nz/
National Rural Fire Authority http://nrfa.fire.org.nz/firenet/regions/rural/
AA RoadWatch 0900 33 222
(Calls costs $1/minute) or go to the AARoadWatch Website for free information.
0800 RED CROSS (0800 733 276)
Enquiry line to locate family/friends in an emergency