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Civil Defence

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All emergencies - Dial 111 and ask for Ambulance, Police or Fire

Hutt City Council - 5706666  www.huttcity.govt.nz

Nearest Community Emergency Hub (community gathering point) - Maranatha Christian School, 180 Hill Road, Belmont

Police Station - Lower Hutt Police, 19 Kings Crescent  

Community Constable - Const. Glenn Connell  5761523

Fire Station - Avalon Station 

National Poisons Centre - 0800 POISON (0800 764766)  www.poisons.co.nz

Healthline - 0800 611 116 for free 24 hour health advice

Hutt Hospital - 622 High Street, Lower Hutt 5666999

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (Civil Defence) websitehttp://www.getprepared.nz and www.wremo.nz


Get Prepared with the new Earthquake Planning Guide from WREMO: https://getprepared.nz/assets/Publications/Earthquake-Planning-Guide.pdf


Emergency alerts -  You can sign up get emergency alerts from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) through the Red Cross' Hazard App. More information see: https://getprepared.nz/personal-preparedness/how-to/sign-up-for-alerts/


Download the app

The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store

You can monitor up to five locations and determine what alerts you wish to receive for each location. 


What is the app

The Red Cross Hazards App has been implemented by the New Zealand Red Cross as a platform that provides information on hazards, what to do and users can receive alerts.

For more information see the Red Cross website: Hazard App 


What alerts will I receive? 

WREMO will only send alerts when there is a threat to life or significant disruption, that could affect all or part of the Wellington region.


Other notifications

The App has the option to get weather warnings from Metservice and earthquake notifications from Geonet. You can choose whether you wish to receive these notifications for each location you monitor.


What about alerts for other regions in New Zealand?

Other Civil Defence Groups around New Zealand are planning on using the Red Cross App to send alerts. You will need to contact the local civil defence to confirm whether they are using the Red Cross App to send alerts.


What to do if you get an emergency alert

When you receive an emergency alert from WREMO. Follow the advice from the alert and make sure you are safe. Then make sure your friends and family are safe by sharing the information on social media or text. 


Can I still get text alerts?


WREMO has stopped sending emergency text alerts. The emergency text alert system relied on mobile providers sending on twitter based messages.

In 2015 WREMO revised the options available to send alerts within the Wellington region. As a result, have partnered with the New Zealand Red Cross to use their Hazard App.  This App has proven to be reliable in overseas emergencies


How can I get information in an emergency?

In an emergency WREMO have a team of people working to ensure up to date and consistent information is provided across:


Radio Stations for emergency information -

Newstalk ZB 1035 AM and 89.3 FM

The Breeze 94.1 FM and 89.1 AM

Radio NZ National 101.3 FM and 567 AM



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