For evacuations

If you need to evacuate your house in an emergency, it is best if you can stay with friends or family. Make sure you have a Getaway Kit organised and discuss where you and your family will meet in an emergency.

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Preparing for an evacuation 

Preparing for an evacuation

Have a Getaway Kit

In some emergencies you may need to evacuate in a hurry. Everyone should have a packed getaway kit in an easily accessible place at home and at work. Click here to see what you need in your Getaway Kit.

Civil Defence Centres

If you need to evacuate in an emergency, but are unable to stay with friends or family, you can go to a Civil Defence Centre.  In an emergency, a Civil Defence Centre can provide assistance and information.  It is also where the community can go to provide information or offer their services.

In Taranaki, we have 22 Civil Defence Centres.  These are existing buildings that can be set up as a Civil Defence Centre in an emergency, they are not staffed or resourced by Civil Defence outside of an emergency.  Civil Defence Centres range from Town Halls to commercial facilities and are resourced on a needs basis.

Centres will only be opened during an emergency as required.  Listen to any of the local radio stations for information about which centres are open.

Civil Defence Centre Locations


CD Centre/s (click on name for Google map)


Auroa Primary School(external link) (external link)


Eltham Primary School(external link)


Hawera Community Centre(external link) and The TSB Hub, Hicks Park(external link)


TET Stadium & Events Centre(external link) 


Kaponga Primary School(external link)


Manaia Primary School (external link)

New Plymouth

Pukekura Raceway(external link)Fitzroy Primary School(external link), Spotswood College(external link)


Normanby Primary School (external link)


Oakura Hall & Bowling Club (external link)


Coastal Taranaki School (external link)


Sandfords Event Centre(external link)


Rahotu Primary School(external link)


War Memorial Centre(external link)


Urenui School(external link)


Owae Marae(external link) & Waitara Central School(external link)


Waverley Community Centre (Rugby Club)(external link)