Taranaki Emergency Management Office

The Taranaki Emergency Management Office (TEMO) is a shared service between all four councils in Taranaki.

TEMO is responsible for:

  • Providing advice and technical support to the Co-ordinating Executive Group and the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group
  • Co-ordination of regional CDEM policy and its implementation
  • Maintaining relationships and robust communication networks with Taranaki CDEM Group partners and other agencies
  • Educating local communities about hazards and how to prepare and respond to them
  • Supporting communities to prepare for emergencies through liaison with community boards and groups
  • Co-ordinating development of community volunteer capability
  • Monitoring and responding to, the adverse effects of emergencies on behalf of the CDEM Group and disseminating warnings
  • Maintaining the Group Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in a ready state
  • Assisting with recovery operations on behalf of the CDEM Group
  • CDEM professional development
  • Developing CDEM strategy and policy, including the ongoing development, implementation, monitoring and review of the CDEM Group Plan and supporting documentation
  • Project coordination and managemen
  • Management of contracts entered into on behalf of the CDEM Group or CEG
  • Representing the CDEM Group on national bodies and projects.

TEMO is also the location of the Civil Defence Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for Taranaki.


TEMO organisational structure