Emergency Notifications

Before an emergency, you can subscribe to services making it easier to be notified of an emergency. And during emergency events, it may be important for you to stay informed of developments. Below are the communication channels used by Civil Defence on the West Coast.


Our Facebook page will be a key place for us to publish informative messaging and educational bits from time to time, but it will also be used during emergency events to help us communicate both ways with the public. We will be using this medium to get information out to you during the event, as well as to capture anecdotally what is happening in our communities to help us in decision making.

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Depending on the nature of an emergency event, you may be cut off from the internet. If this is the case, a good source of information will be your local radio station. Below is a table of radio stations we will use during events.

Station NameKarameaWestportInangahuaReeftonGreymouthHokitikaSouth Westland
The Hits90.9FM90.9FM97.5FM90.7FM93.1FM90.5FM
Newstalk ZB1287AM1287AM1287AM98.7FM 1287AM1287AM
Radio Live90.1FM90.1FM
Radio NZ Concert98.9FM98.9FM95.5FM
Radio NZ National1458AM1458AM1458AM101.1FM
The Sound92.5FM99.9FM97.1FM97.1FM