Emergency management publications

Publications relating to health emergency management and planning in New Zealand.


  • COVID-19 Māori Health Protection Plan.
    Published 22 December 2021
    This plan provides an updated framework that is informed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi to protect whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori Māori from the impacts of COVID-19. It will help guide health and disability system actions for Māori through the next 3 to 12 months of the COVID-19 response.
  • Published 17 December 2020
    The New Zealand Aotearoa Pandemic Response Policy for Aged Residential Care provides nationally consistent guidance for aged residential care (ARC) stakeholders to prepare for, prevent and respond to an epidemic or pandemic.
  • Updated COVID-19 Māori Response Action Plan
    Published 09 July 2020
    The Updated COVID-19 Māori Health Response Plan builds on the progress made by the Initial COVID-19 Māori Response Action Plan and provides an updated framework to protect, prevent, and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 within whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities.
  • National Poliomyelitis Response Plan for New Zealand.
    Published 20 February 2019
    This plan sets out the response required in New Zealand to a case of probable and/or confirmed poliomyelitis (polio) caused by a wild-type poliovirus or by a vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV).
  • Heat Health Plans.
    Published 19 January 2019
    This publication provides guidance for health and community service providers, district health boards, public health units, local government and other community organisations on preparing Heat Health Plans
  • Exercise Pomare: Post Exercise Report.
    Published 23 November 2018
    Exercise POMARE was a national level pandemic readiness exercise conducted as part of the National Exercise Programme. The exercise was delivered as four workshops based on the New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan during the period 27 October 2017 – 07 May 2018. 
  • Published 04 August 2017
    Sets out the all of government measures to be taken to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.
  • Framework for Psychosocial Support in Emergencies cover.
    Published 09 December 2016
    This document is designed to help those involved in planning, coordinating and delivering psychosocial interventions and mental health treatments in an emergency. It is for all agencies, service providers and community groups involved in planning, coordinating and delivering psychosocial support.
  • Infant Feeding in an Emergency.
    Published 18 December 2015
    Advice for emergency management staff on planning for and responding to infant feeding needs in an emergency. This includes the Guide for DHB Emergency Management Staff and the Roles and Responsibilities document.
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    Published 15 October 2015
    The National Health Emergency Plan provides the health and disability sector’s strategic framework for emergency management and describes roles and responsibilities across the ‘4R’s of risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery.
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