What we're doing

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The Ministry of Health is the lead agency responding to the pandemic however Civil Defence Emergency Management has a role to play connecting agencies and responding to the wider community.

In the Horizons region, the Manwatū-Whanganui Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MWCDEM) Group lead from the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) (in Palmerston North).

The ECC is responsible for the regional coordination of the national pandemic response.

Locally, Horowhenua District Council have activated an Incident Management Team supporting the regional group. Functions include intelligence, welfare, logistics and public information.