Responding to an emergency
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:
- call 0800 779 997 - Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
- read about Christchurch earthquake support and assistance
- visit the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority website
Recent emergencies / events
Information and resources to support our response to recent events.