Where to go for help in an emergency

In an emergency, Civil Defence will activate its sector posts, and welfare centres to assist members of its community as required.

Listen to your radio for information on which centres are open and where.

It may take some time to get the sector posts and welfare centres up and running depending on the nature of the emergency.

Location of District Civil Defence Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

The District Civil Defence EOC is housed at the Hurunui District Council Chambers, Amberley or the Hurunui Memorial Library in Amberley (should the Council building be impacted)

Designated Sector Posts and Welfare Centre Locations

Please be aware, the locations may change, depending on the nature of the emergency and its impacts i.e a sector post may be flooded, in which case we would re-establish at a new location.)

Township Sector Post Location Welfare Centre Location
Motunau Beach Motunau Rural Fire Depot Canterbury Dive Club Hostel
Hanmer Springs Hanmer Springs Fire Station Hanmer Springs Sports Pavilion
The Boyle Boyle Outdoor Education Centre Boyle Outdoor Education Centre
Waiau Waiau Fire Station Waiau School
Amberley Amberley School Amberley Domain Pavilion (‘Tin Shed’)
Gore Bay Gore Bay Camping Ground Grigors Old School House - 670 Gore Bay Road
Hawarden Hurunui College
Hurunui College
Culverden Culverden Service Centre Amuri Area School
Cheviot Cheviot Service Centre Cheviot Area School
Mt Lyford Private Residence Mt Lyford Lodge


sector posts map