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National Civil Defence Emergency Management Strategy Progress Report
On 27 March 2013 Cabinet considered a report on progress implementing the National CDEM Strategy. This report covers the last five years of activity. The results show that, overall, good progress has been made in building New Zealand’s resilience to hazards and risks, and capability to manage civil defence emergencies.
Release of Christchurch independent review and Corrective Action Plan
The Corrective Action Plan based on the independent review of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Response to the 22 February Christchurch Earthquake has been released by the Minister of Civil Defence.
Community Resilience: case studies from the Canterbury earthquakes
The latest issue of the Ministry's occasional publication, Tephra, draws on the experiences of communities hit by the Canterbury earthquakes and looks at emergency management from their perspectives. Importantly, the contributions indicate how the official approach to an emergency can be more effective if based on the understanding of the dynamics that occur within communities.
Christchurch 22 February 2011 earthquake information
Public information continues to be available from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority www.cera.govt.nz
Earthquake resources for home, school and work
The Ministry has received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the public resources created for New Zealand's first ever national earthquake drill, New Zealand ShakeOut, and more than 1.3 million people were signed up to take part! All the resources created for the campaign are still available for you to use at work, home, school, wherever you are. There are manuals and planning documents, posters and flyers, web banners and much more. You can be adapt them to provide earthquake preparedness information without referring to New Zealand ShakeOut. To download resources, click on http://www.shakeout.govt.nz/resources/index.html