Response Leadership

Camp Kirikau

Response Leadership

Camp Kirikau

Response Leadership – Camp Kirikau

Course Outline

This course is designed for any person who works in a response capacity – team leaders, those aspiring to be team leaders, EOC staff who are curious to see what happens on the ‘outside’.
The course is run as a full Civil Defence event scenario.
Upon your arrival you are given a briefing at the Ruapehu District Council EOC – then you are taken to the camp via which ever mode of transport is suitable to the weather conditions.

Course Requirements

You will be awarded NZQA registered unit standards after the course, so there will be some written assessment work. There may be pre-course reading.

Course Objectives

To mix leadership theory with practical scenario drills – this allows people to see their own leadership skills and weaknesses and observe others in potentially difficult situations. Groups work as teams and build strong relationships. Leadership is not something that people learn and then are great at for the rest of their lives – it is a skill that needs to be fed and nurtured continuously. This training provides a safe environment to test your abilities and learn about yourself – surprise yourself and learn from others. It is a great place for professional and personal development.

What to Bring

We will send you out a list of the personal items that we recommend that you bring with you – you do not need to buy specialist gear – if you are part of a response team, the PPE that you already have will be sufficient. You will need to bring a passport or birth certificate – this is for funding compliance. You will need your sense of adventure and humour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost?

The course itself is free to anyone who responds as part of a Civil Defence event, with approval from your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Officer. (NZ citizens and residents) the only cost to you or your group is transport to and from Taumarunui. Contact us for non-funded course costs.

Do I need to be Superman/Wonder Woman?

Not at all – however you will need to be able to participate in outdoor physical activities, as part of a team.

Do I need my own food?

No – we supply you with all your food, tents, sleeping bags/liners, air mattresses. Food is prepared as part of your team activities. We will cater to special (medical) dietary requirements.

Where is the camp?

Meet at Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Ruapehu District Council, Huia Street, Taumarunui. From there you will be taken to the camp.

Ruapehu District Council EOC

Fire Rescue and First Response


Tel:                 0508 FYRBOS (0508 397 267)
Tel:                 +64  9  947 5241
Office Mob:  +64 21 891 766 (Mon. - Fri. 8:30am – 4:00pm)



18 Arklow Lane
Stanmore Bay
Auckland   0932

Postal address:

PO Box 308116
Manly,  Auckland   0952
New Zealand

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