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Want to improve your response and recovery leadership capability?

Matatū Mataora Aotearoa - Response & Recovery Aotearoa New Zealand (RRANZ) has developed a programme for those in response and recovery leadership roles to build their knowledge, skills, and capabilities necessary to carry out their roles effectively in all contexts.

Professional response and recovery leadership training

This programme provides professional leadership training for response and recovery leaders across the all-hazards National Security System working at local, regional, and national levels.

It is designed to meet the specific needs of those currently in leadership roles, as well as providing an educational pathway for those entering into response and recovery leadership roles.

There are two levels of training - an intermediate level to build common response and recovery capabilities, and an advanced level to further develop these capabilities, and provide specialised training for separate response and recovery leadership roles.

The programme includes a self-paced part-time online learning component followed by a 1-week face-to-face training held at various locations around New Zealand.

Upcoming courses


10 February 2020 23 - 27 March 2020 Auckland
30 March 2020 18 - 22 May 2020 Nelson
6 July 2020 17-21 August 2020 Wellington
12 October 2020 23 - 27 Nov 2020 Queenstown


8 June 2020 27 - 31 July 2020 Wellington
21 Sept 2020 2 - 6 Nov 2020 Auckland

Training developed and delivered by response and recovery experts

RRANZ is a professional development consortium of universities, iwi, private training providers, and subject matter experts in response and recovery leadership. The consortium is led by Massey University in strategic partnership with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Utilising this wealth of expertise, along with international research, and workshops with local, regional and central government agency stakeholders, RRANZ have developed a framework outlining the capabilities expected in leaders within response and recovery. This forms the basis of the programme.