Buller Emergency Management Officer
Mobile: 021 644-625
Email: erica [dot] andrewswcrc [dot] govt [dot] nz
For Latest And Real Time Local Emergency Updates go to
- Buller Civil Defence Facebook
- Buller Civil Defence Page bullerdc.govt.nz/civil-defence
- Buller District Council bullerdc.govt.nz
- Civil Defence West Coast westcoastemergency.govt.nz
- Karamea Community Page karamea.nz/pinboard (refer below this has just been set up)
- Radio Stations Coast FM (In time we hope to have Karamea Radio as another radio source)
Your local Civil Defence team is currently updating our Community Response Plan (CRP) and once completed we will host a couple of community meetings in the New Year to introduce your Co-ordinators and the team along with some helpful advice on what to do in an natural disaster specific to our local Karamea and Little Wanganui District.
Your Civil Defence Community Co-ordinators for Karamea and Little Wanganui contact details are as follows:
Dave Sanders - CD Community Co-ordinator
Mobile: 027 211-4294
Email: daves [dot] lytteltonxtra [dot] co [dot] nz
Roger Gibson - CD Assistant Community Co-ordinator
Mobile: 027 233-3782
Email: rgibsonjhotmail [dot] com
Please feel free to contact us at anytime for any information and we are always keen for new volunteers.
Thanks to the Karamea Community website your local CD team is able to post real time updates on their Pinboard page as highlighted above. So for example in the case of potential flooding please refer to this page for updates and we ask kindly not to rely on social media postings for accurate key real time information - thanks.
We now have two local CD Incident Control Points (ICP) located at both the Karamea and Little Wanganui Fire Stations. Am also very pleased to announce after many years with no communication tools we now have a Satellite Phone installed in the Karamea Fire Station along with a VHF radio for us to communicate with the outside world.
Are you and your family ready to get through a disaster? It is important to be prepared at all times, click on this website for everything you need to be ready! https://getready.govt.nz/