Below are key resources and publications relating to the emergency response and recovery sector in New Zealand.
It also contains some key reports reviewing the response to recent past events in New Zealand.
Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) 3rd edition
This is the primary reference for incident management in New Zealand. It describes how New Zealand agencies coordinate, command, and control incident response of any scale, how the response can be structured, and the relationships between the respective CIMS functions and between the levels of response.
From 1 July 2020 the 3rd edition replaces all previous versions of CIMS.
Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
Recovery Framework and Guidance
The CDEM Act 2002 forms the basis of the CDEM framework. Other parts of the framework include Regulations, the CDEM Strategy, the National CDEM Plan and its Guide, which all have specific components that relate directly to recovery.
Better Responses to Natural Hazards and Other Disasters (NZ 2017)
This document outlines the government’s response to a Technical Advisory Group’s findings into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies. and sets out a multi-year work programme that will deliver extensive change to New Zealand’s emergency response system.