Alert Information

​​​​Listen to your radio​

In an emergency or Civil Defence event, we recommend you tune into the 1XX radio station​ to receive up to date messages and information.

Sign up for emergency text alerts

The alerts will let you know if there’s a significant emergency in the region.

You won’t get inundated with texts as the system is only used for significant threats to life or property where time is critical. The media, websites and social media sites such as Facebook will continue to be used for other alerts, warnings and general information.

Free sign up​ to this service is available on the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group website.​​


In a civil defence emergency and if you are able, you can tune into TVNZ and TV3 for updates about what's happening around you.​


Social media helps many people to keep in touch and also keeps people posted on what's happening.  Facebook is also a good resource to help people in an emergency. 

You can keep an eye out on the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence page or the Opotiki District Council Facebook page​.

Page reviewed: 20 Feb 2017 9:10am