How you will be warned of an emergency or adverse event, including after an event how we'll keep you informed on progress and what to do.

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.

Sign up to Selwyn Gets Ready

Radio Stations

The following radio networks may carry Civil Defence information and advice in an emergency :

  • Magic Talk - 99.3FM
  • More FM - 92.1FM
  • National Radio - 101.7FM or 675AM
  • Newstalk ZB - 100.1FM or 1098AM
  • Plains FM - 96.9FM

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.