The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) was formed in 2012. It is a semi-autonomous organisation that co-ordinates Civil Defence and Emergency Management services on behalf of the nine councils in the Wellington Region.
Wellington Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group
The Wellington Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (the Group) is made up of a number of agencies from the region who work together to provide civil defence and emergency management to the region.
Wellington's Civil Defence and Emergency Management has a three-tiered governance structure.
Council support of WREMO
All nine councils in the Wellington region fund the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office and its activities.
Lifeline utilities is a term described in the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act 2002 for organisations that provide essential infrastructure to the community.
In an emergency, people may need additional support and services, from a hot cup of tea through to alternative accommodation and additional funding. WREMO works with a number of agencies to plan how help should be coordinated if an emergency should happen.
WREMO works with the emergency services to ensure a coordinated response to large scale emergencies and disasters.
Social media is a huge part of everyday life for many people, so it would be silly if we weren’t part of that. We want to make being prepared for an emergency something that is normal and every day, and easy.
Press releases from WREMO, and relevant releases from our councils
Read them here
Learn more about WREMO lead initiatives including the tsunami blue lines, community emergency hubs, emergency compost toilets and the International Centre of Excellence in Emergency Management