Civil Defence

There is no current Civil Defence emergency in the Kaikoura District.

 Updates will be posted here as needed, in the meantime... 


Tourist Operators as First Responders Civil Defence Workshops

November dates: Tues 21st 1pm, Weds 22nd 6pm, Tues 28th 9am, Weds 29th 3pm

Where: All workshops will be held in the Function Room, 2nd Floor Civic Centre.

Civil Defence Training for any tourism related business operators, including new employees, new businesses or those wanting to refresh their Civil Defence skills. This course is also appropriate for anyone who works with the public in customer service or information providing roles.

We held this course just before the earthquake last year and have heard from those who came that it really helped on the night. Remember, in a disaster, tourists and visitors will expect you and your staff to know what to do and how to help them.

RSVP at 319 5026 ext 237 or email Kd Scattergood 


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General Information

The siren you hear in Kaikoura is a fire siren for local volunteer firefighters. It is not an evacuation siren.

If there is a Civil Defence emergency this page will be updated as soon as possible. This may take some time. In the meantime, keep yourselves safe and up to date by following your emergency plan and listening to the radio.

Local frequencies are:

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