Selwyn Gets Ready
The Council offers a free Civil Defence alerting system to residents, which sends text and email alerts to subscribed households in the event of an emergency such as wildfire, extreme snowfall or other severe weather. Following an earthquake, the system may be used to communicate important safety information, although this will be dependent on the state of communications networks.
The following radio networks have agreed to carry Civil Defence information and advice in an emergency :
- National Radio FM 101.7 / AM 675
- Newstalk ZB FM 100.1 / AM 1098
- Magic Talk FM 99.3 / AM 738
Other stations may also carry Civil Defence information in an emergency, however some of their programming is pre-recorded and may not contain the most up-to-date information.