There are two Civil Defence locations in Waitara, due to the river dividing the town and the potential for the bridge to suffer damage in an emergency situation.
- Owae Marae, North Street, Waitara – located on the East side of the awa (river).
- Waitara Central School, 12 Cracroft Street, Waitara – located on the West side of the awa (river)
For all Civil Defence emergency situations please ensure that you have an emergency plan and pack in your home and listen to the radio for updates and information. (A battery run radio may be needed as part of your emergency pack – just in case of power blackouts too).
The Taranaki Regional Council is the Civil Defence Emergency Centre
Find the radio station by clicking here.
You can also sign up for text alerts to your mobile phone via the link below…
Civil Defense Text Alerts
The power of texting has been harnessed to help Taranaki people get Civil Defence information.
Free text alerts from the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group will be broadcast as necessary to all those who subscribe to the service. Subscription is free.
To subscribe, go to this link, enter your number and select Taranaki Civil Defence.
The Get Thru website lists what you should include in a disaster pack etc.