Amberley Gets New Civil Defence Coordinator


The Amberley area’s Civil Defence resources are set to get a boost with the appointment of the area’s new Volunteer Civil Defence Coordinator, Murray Green. 

In his role, Murray will be responsible for conducting team training in conjunction with the council, engaging the community in civil defence processes, developing a new sector structure for the area, establishing communication plans and educating various community groups.

Murray says he is going to enjoy working collaboratively with a variety of different stakeholders to further progress Civil Defence awareness in the Amberley area and using the skills gained from his background in Information Technology & Telecommunications.

 “My career led me at one stage to creating and implementing the Disaster-Recovery plan for the State Service’s Commission’s Trentham Computer Centre, and I’m looking forward to getting involved in the emergency management space again.”

 “I cannot wait to get stuck in and start developing a new Amberley Civil Defence programme.  An effective sector post in Amberley is critical to the district’s wellbeing in the event of an emergency where we need to activate,” says Murray.

Amberley’s current Volunteer Coordinator, Warren Healey is retiring after eight years in the role and a total of over 20 years involvement with Civil Defence in North Canterbury.

The council would like to acknowledge Warren’s work and thank him for his dedication and voluntary service throughout his involvement in the Hurunui District’s Civil Defence programme.