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Civil Defence

Who to contact

General queries

General queries about civil defence and emergency management in Northland can be directed to:

Civil Defence Emergency Management Senior Programme Manager
Northland Regional Council

Phone: 0800 002 004
Email: mailroom@nrc.govt.nz


During an emergency

Radio stations

In an emergency, the radio is your prime source of information.

The main Northland radio station frequencies you should tune to include:

  • More FM (91.6 FM Whāngārei & Kaitāia / 92.0 FM Bay of Islands)
  • Classic Hits (95.6 FM Whāngārei / 106.1 FM BOI / 96.4 FM Far and Mid-North)
  • National Radio (837 AM & 104.4 FM Whāngārei / 837 AM & 101.1 FM Kaitāia / 981 AM & 101.5 FM Kaikohe / 981 AM & 101,1 FM Opononi)
  • Newstalk ZB (1026 AM Whāngārei / 1215 AM Mid-North / 1026 AM Far North)
  • Radio Live (90.8 FM Whāngārei / 100.7 FM Mid-North)

There are also local area radio stations which will provide community information:

  • Big River (98.6 FM Dargaville)
  • Heads FM (106.4 FM Mangawhai)
  • Ngati Hine FM (99.6 FM Whāngārei / 99.1 FM north of Hikurangi)
  • Sunshine FM (104.3 FM Kaitāia)
  • Tai FM (98.7 FM Opononi & Kaitāia)
  • Tautoko FM (97.5 FM Mid-North / 99.5 Far North)

Road closure information

To find out about road closure information for your area, please visit:

http://maps.aa.co.nz/traffic/roadwatch

You can phone the 24/7 Transit Road Event Information System:

0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

You can phone the 24/7 AA/Transit State Highway Information Line:

0900 33 222 (calls cost $1.30 per minute)

Find out more: New Zealand Transport Agency website: www.nzta.govt.nz

Power outages

Everybody is reminded to keep clear of power lines which are low or on the ground.  All such lines must be treated as being live at all times and we ask parents to check their properties and closely supervise children near any power lines.

Whangarei & Kaipara Districts (Northpower)

You can contact one of the Northpower faults lines:

Whangarei (central control room):

09 430 1800

Dargaville:

09 439 7665

Maungaturoto:

09 431 8228

Far North District (Top Energy)

You can phone Top Energy toll-free for further information:

0800 867 363 

Tide times for Northland

Land Information New Zealand provide tide times for all standard ports in New Zealand on their website.