Emergency Text Alerts from WREMO (Wellington Region Emergency Management Office)

Keep in touch and hear about Wellington Emergencies.

You can sign up to get emergency alerts from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) through the Red Cross’ Hazard App, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store  or the Apple App Store.

This app will allow you to monitor up to five locations and determine what alerts you wish to receive for each location.

The Red Cross Hazards App has been implemented by the New Zealand Red Cross as a platform that provides information on hazards, what to do and users can receive alerts. For more information see the Red Cross website: Hazard App

WREMO will only send alerts when there is a threat to life or significant disruption, that could affect all or part of the Wellington region.


The App has the option to get weather warnings from Metservice and earthquake notifications from Geonet and you can choose whether you wish to receive these notifications for each location you monitor.

What about alerts for other regions in New Zealand?

Contact you local Civil Defence to confirm if this App can be used for other regions.

If I receive an alert from WREMO.  Follow the advice from the alert and make sure you are safe. Then make sure your friends and family are safe by sharing the information on social media or text.

In an emergency WREMO have a team of people working to ensure up to date and consistent information is provided across: