The NZMAT Operational Group (NZMATOG) exists to advise on matters related to the maintenance, capability, capacity, and readiness of the NZMAT capability. Whilst also seeking to raise situational awareness across the four pillars of the Emergency Management Framework
The NZMATOG provides operational oversight, coordination and execution of the New Zealand Medical Assistance Teamwork programme and associated activities. If the NZMATOG can’t resolve issues presenting at the operational level, they escalate to the Emergency Management Leadership Team for decision-making.
The NZMATOG makes decisions and recommendations based on the information and advice provided by NZMAT Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) and other key stakeholders.