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 alerting system to residents, which sends text and email alerts to subscribed households in the event of an emergency such as tsunami, wildfire, boil water notification or severe weather. Most messages are sent via email, however urgent messages that require immediate action will come via text as well.

It is also used for identifying who may need extra assistance in an emergency or who may have skills and resources to help support their neighbours.

Sign up to Selwyn Gets Ready

Radio Stations

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

  • Magic Talk - 99.3 FM or 738 AM
  • More FM - 92.1 FM
  • National Radio - 101.7 FM or 675 AM
  • Newstalk ZB - 100.1 FM or 1098 AM
  • Plains FM - 96.9 FM
  • The Hits - 97.7 FM

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.