Civil Defence





Current Status:

There are no Civil Defence Events at this time             


Post November 2016 Earthquake Status - we are now in recovery phase.

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Community Law Canterbury is able to provide free legal help to people who have questions as a result of the earthquake last night. If you have questions about what happens if your work is closed, tenancy when your house has been damaged or insurance over your property please feel free to contact us on 0508 CANLAW (0508 226529)


Asbestos is a health hazard to you and your family if you inhale the very fine fibres that can be created when you damage or disturb materials that contain asbestos. If you, or any contractors you use, don’t plan work carefully and take appropriate precautions, you may spread contamination.
Asbestos waste must only be disposed of at an approved local authority refuse site. Incorrect disposal of asbestos waste is prohibited and can result in a fine or prosecution
Asbestos must be transported and delivered in a safe and secure manner. Asbestos Aware strongly advises you to use experienced asbestos removal companies to undertake the removal, transportation and disposal of asbestos from your home. 

Mayoral Earthquake Community Wellbeing Fund:

A Mayoral Earthquake Response Fund has been set up to assist residents and organisations in the Hurunui district following the Hurunui-Kaikoura earthquake sequence in November 2016. Applications can be made to two grants.

If you wish to donate to this fund.

Call for cash not goods for quake affected regions.

Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (CDEM) are asking people to NOT donate goods at this stage, instead donate to one of the relief funds set up such as the Hurunui District Mayoral Fund or the Red Cross Appeal.

Hurunui Mayoral Fund – consider donating to Our Mayor Welfare Fund instead. Donations will support those affected by the 7.8 quake.

Donations can be made at any service centre/library in the Hurunui District or can be e-deposited into the bank account 03-0802-0946666-00. If you are making an electronic donation please use the reference EQ FUND.

Notice to all dam owners

Dams and water storage ponds may have been damaged as a result of the recent earthquakes.

Dam owners are responsible for ensuring that their dams are safe. It is recommended that all dam owners carry out an inspection of their respective dams for any damage that may have resulted from the recent earthquakes.

Should damage be identified if may be necessary to engage a recognised engineer to carry out further checks before making repairs. Repairs to large dams may require a building consent before work can be carried out.
Engineers / Consultants may be available from these firms to carry out onsite inspections: Tonkin & Taylor 03 363 2440; Riley Consultants 03 379 4402; MWH 03 343 8786; Coffey Consultants 03 374 9600; Golder Associates 03 377 5696.

For general information / advice please contact the Kevin Bell, BCA Coordinator, Environment Canterbury on 027 226 2984.