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Responding to an emergency

Government Helpline

In a large scale emergency, the Government Helpline may be activated. Call this helpline for information about the services and assistance available to affected people.

  • Call 0800 779 997

The Earthquake Government Helpline is currently activated in response to the Christchurch earthquakes.

For information and financial support for people affected by the Christchurch earthquakes:

Recent emergencies / events

Information and resources to support our response to recent events.