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Ready communities

A Community Resilience Plan helps people in the community understand the local risks, how to communicate and coordinate with each other and with Civil Defence in an emergency, and how to work together to recover from an emergency event. It's helpful for your marae to have a plan to get through in an emergency, as well as a plan for looking after whānau.

Community Resilience Plans

A Community Resilience Plan can help your community understand how you can help each other in an emergency. In a major emergency, your community may be on its own for the first few hours, or even days. However, you will not be alone – you will be with your friends, family, co-workers and neighbours. In an emergency, people in the community come together to help one another. This process can be better coordinated if the community has developed a Community Resilience Plan. Creating a Community Resilience Plan involves community workshops planned with a small group of community champions. If you’d like to know more about developing a Community Resilience Plan, contact us.

Get your marae ready for an emergency

The Marae Emergency Preparedness Plan is designed to help marae be as prepared as possible in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. 

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FAQs and tools to help you

FAQs for community-led response

Community-led response planning template

Community Resilience Strategy 2016



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