WREMO – a new regional approach

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO – the W is silent like in write) manages Civil Defence.

Emergency Management services in support of the nine City, District, and Regional Councils of the Wellington region.

This is important as disasters don’t abide by territorial boundaries and many of our people live in one part of the region and work in another.

The shared approach to emergency management will enable our communities to be better prepared and will provide an ability to share resources to best effect.

WREMO is ‘home-based’ in the earthquake-resistant Emergency Management building in Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington, and another facility in Laings Road, Hutt City. The WREMO staff work throughout the region, operating from Emergency Management Offices at Porirua, Kāpiti, and Masterton.

Emergency Management provides two vital roles:

  • building resilient communities, and
  • building and maintaining the structures, systems and teams that will enable our community to respond and recover from disasters.

Visit the WREMO website – www.getprepared.org.nz or browse the Resources & Links section for more information.

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Last updated on 06 Jan 2016