Civil Defence

When an emergency or disaster strikes a community, one of the best predictors of how well residents will fare is how well they know each other.

Knowing who your neighbours are, and what skills and resources they can provide in a time of need, is a critical part to any emergency preparedness strategy – one that is often overlooked or underestimated. Our role at Neighbourhood Support Hamilton is to encourage just that.

If a major storm or earthquake were to strike tomorrow, NEMA knows they can rely on us to disseminate information quickly and effectively to our member organisations, who in return can provide their neighbours and supporters with important updates and advice.

Whether it’s disseminating preparedness advice, providing grab n’ go bags to new residents, or simply encouraging neighbours to get to know each other, Neighbourhood Support’s goal always remains the same: creating safe, resilient, and connected communities across Aotearoa.