Responsibilities include management of emergencies created by geological or meteorological hazards or infrastructure failure, public education about civil defence emergency preparedness, risk identification, and planning to manage emergencies.
The National Emergency Management Agency, which is a departmental agency hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, provides the administrative support for this portfolio.
Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet
Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Recovery Act 2016