When there is a state of emergency, such as a major earthquake,the Canterbury Regional Emergency Management Group take the lead.

Head to its website to be prepared before disaster strikes.

In an emergency the radio is your main source of information

These radio stations are regional radio, and will provide localised information:



National radio stations will keep you up to date with the latest news on an event:

  • National Radio: Christchurch 101.7 FM/675 AM Timaru 101.1 FM/ 918AM Lake Tekapo 89FMNewstalk ZB: Christchurch 1098AM Ashburton 873 AM Timaru 1152AM
  • The Hits: Christchurch 97.7FM Ashburton 89.3 FM South Canterbury 94.7 or 98.7FM
  • More FM: Christchurch 92.1FM
  • Radio Live: Canterbury 738AM Timaru 89.8 FM

The official account for the Canterbury Regional Emergency Management Office.