Emergency Planning

Emergency Planning

Disaster Preparedness Resources

LRCA is committed to leading the development of a Lake Rotoiti Community Response Plan.

The ultimate goal is for the plan to be ‘prepared by the community, for the community’ and aims to ensure there are measures in place to help the community take care of itself for at least three days before help arrives, should there be a natural disaster.

The community plan is only part of the response and individual households are encouraged to build and strengthen their own resilience by being prepared in the event of an emergency: whether it effects the community as a whole or your own whanau, friends and visitors to your home.

LRCA is working to provide up to date emergency contact details and useful information to help you be as prepared as possible

Emergency contact information is on our website here.

Useful information to help you be as prepared as possible is available below:

NEMA – The National Emergency Management Agency website here provides an extensive resource, promoting preparedness, in the event of an emergency.

The Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC)  webpage here has been prepared with local community’s in mind.

The RLC publication ‘Recipes for Disaster’ is a comprehensive guide to planning for an emergency but is not available on their website. You can view a PDF copy of V14 December 2023 here or collect the guide from the Council Office.

RLC is also preparing maps of useful resources around the lake in case of emergency. Draft versions of these maps are available below:

Rotoiti to Rotoma area here

Okawa Bay, Mourea, Okere Falls, Otaramarae area here

Tapuaekura Bay, Hauparu Bay, Ruato Bay, Gisborne Point, Hinehopu area here

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