Civil Defence Karamea/Little Wanganui Emergency Contacts

Civil Defence West Coast Emergency Management Group

Buller Emergency Management Officer

Erica Andrews

Mobile:         021 644-625


Karamea and Little Wanganui District (Your Local Team)

For Latest And Real Time Local Emergency Updates go to

- Buller Civil Defence Facebook

- Buller Civil Defence Page    

- Buller District Council           

- Civil Defence West Coast      

- Karamea Community Page    (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 has updated our Community Response Plan (CRP) and eventually given Covid19 delays we will host a couple of community meetings in 2020 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 contact for Karamea and Little Wanganui contact details are as follows:

Roger Gibson - Local Civil Defence

Mobile:      027 233-3782

Landline:    782-6636


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!

In the event of an emergency, please tune into Coast FM 93.5, follow Buller Civil Defence on Facebook and