‘Prepared not scared' is the Civil Defence motto in the Kaikōura District. Residents are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety and well-being and that of any visitors or guests. This means that the communities of Kaikōura need to get ready now so that they can take care of each other in an emergency.
In times of emergency, the Kaikōura District Council will provide as much information to the community and visitors as possible through a variety of channels, including their website kaikoura.govt.nz and on Facebook @KaikouraDistrictCouncil.
Radio stations are a vital means of getting the word out during a disaster event and are a great way to stay in the loop. Below is a list of radio frequencies for the district.
Brian FM - 100.3
Signing up to Gets Ready is also a great way for residents to stay connected and informed before, during and after an emergency. It's a tool that allows for real-time alerts to be sent during an emergency, lets people register skills, resources or aid that they can provide during an emergency, and helps prepare neighbourhoods to be part of a coordinated community response. Head to the website below to sign up - it's quick and easy to register - then spread the word!
The Hazard App is a free application for smartphones and tablets. The app helps you learn about, prepare and respond to hazards in New Zealand. The app provides useful information about hazards including floods, earthquakes, tsunami, fire, weather, pandemics and biosecurity risks. The Hazard App enables you to receive official emergency warnings and alerts according to your location or the locations of your friends and family.