Help in an emergency
In an emergency, Civil Defence will activate its sector posts, and welfare centres (evacuation centres) to assist members of its community as required.
Listen to your radio for information on which centres are open and where.
It may take some time to get the sector posts and welfare centres up and running depending on the nature of the emergency.
Civil Defence Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
The District Civil Defence EOC will be housed at the Hurunui District Council Chambers, Amberley or the Hurunui Memorial Library in Amberley (should the Council building be impacted).
Sector Posts and Welfare Centre Locations
These locations may change, depending on the nature of the emergency and its impacts i.e a sector post may be flooded, in which case we would re-establish at a new location.)
|Township||Sector Post location||Welfare Centre location|
|Motunau Beach||Motunau Rural Fire Depot||Canterbury Dive Club Hostel|
|Hanmer Springs||Hanmer Springs Fire Station||Hanmer Springs Sports Pavilion|
|The Boyle||Boyle Outdoor Education Centre||Boyle Outdoor Education Centre|
|Waiau||Waiau Fire Station||Waiau School|
|Amberley||Amberley School||Amberley Domain Pavilion (‘Tin Shed’)|
|Gore Bay||Gore Bay Camping Ground||Grigors Old School House - 670 Gore Bay Road|
|Hawarden||Hurunui College||Hurunui College|
|Culverden||Culverden Service Centre||Amuri Area School|
|Cheviot||Cheviot Service Centre||Cheviot Area School|
|Mt Lyford||Private Residence||Mt Lyford Lodge|