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National Tsunami Warning cancelled - 18th September 2015

18 Sep 2015

02:10 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has cancelled the National Tsunami Warning (Marine and Beach Threat) issued yesterday after the earthquake near Chile. The National Warning no longer needs to be in place as the threat to New Zealand’s East Coast and Chatham Islands has largely passed. We expect that there may be some unusual water conditions for the next 24-36 hours and advise people to be cautious and use discretion before going into the water or going out in small board. We expect things to be back to normal within that 36 hour period.

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Chile earthquake - tsunami warning marine and beach threat

17 Sep 2015

02:10 PM

A tsunami warning marine and beach threat has been issued for East Cape, Chatham Islands, Coromandel and Banks Peninsula. Overnight (17.09.15) people in these areas should follow this advice: 1. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities) 2. Stay off beaches and shore areas 3. Do not go sightseeing 4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends 5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates 6. Follow instructions of local civil defence authorities.

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Managing the risks of tsunami in New Zealand – Summary of Key Measures

03 Sep 2015

12:10 PM

The Earthquake Commission has commissioned research that looks at the tsunami risks facing New Zealand.

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e-Bulletin August 2015

25 Aug 2015

08:10 AM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Director, the Storm event and Whanganui River Flood of June 2015; Canterbury Group Annual Welfare Forum, Clutha Kids get Clued-Up; Papamoa College students prepare for ShakeOut; CIMS 4 Training for Bay of Plenty and Nelson-Tasman and more.

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Central North Island Flooding June 2015 – Recovery Information

30 Jul 2015

11:10 AM

The Manwatu-Whanganui and Taranaki regions are now in the recovery phase following the heavy rain and flooding event of June 2015.

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e-Bulletin July 2015

27 Jul 2015

12:10 PM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Director, June 2015 floods, the New Zealand Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction, New Zealand ShakeOut update, Southland utilises social media for snow warnings, Youth Looking Beyond Disaster and more.

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Consultation on the draft Revised Guide to the National CDEM Plan 2015 (17 July - 11 September)

17 Jul 2015

01:10 PM

The draft Revised Guide to the National CDEM Plan 2015 (the revised Guide) outlines New Zealand’s arrangements for the national management or support for local management of emergencies.

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June 2015 Impact Magazine

25 Jun 2015

12:10 PM

Impact is published quarterly by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management on topics of interest to the civil defence emergency management sector. The aim is to share information and lessons, and to celebrate successes. This edition features a foreword from the Director; articles about flooding in the Wellington region, Otago helps to strengthen Indonesian resilience, Earthquakes fuel public interest, New Zealand ShakeOut, CDEM Controllers Development Programme and more.

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Update on regions affected by flooding

21 Jun 2015

01:10 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has activated the National Crisis Management Centre this morning to be ready to support regions affected by flooding.

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Sign language interpreter Jeremy Borland backing New Zealand ShakeOut

16 Jun 2015

04:10 PM

Sign language interpreter Jeremy Borland is the latest prominent New Zealander to get behind New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill, taking place at 9:15am, 15 October 2015.

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Logistics guideline published

12 Jun 2015

01:10 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management today (Friday 12 June 2015) published Logistics in CDEM: Director's Guidelines for Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups. This will complete another recommendation from the Review of the CDEM Response to the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

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Earthquake preparedness advice updated

11 Jun 2015

10:10 AM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has published updated advice about how to prepare for earthquakes.

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More than 250,000 registered for New Zealand ShakeOut

11 Jun 2015

01:10 PM

More than 250,000 people have already registered to take part in New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill.

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Revised National CDEM Plan

05 Jun 2015

11:10 AM

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye announced today (Friday 5 June 2015) that Cabinet approved the new National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan, which was given formal approval by the Governor General on 2 June 2015 and made as Order in Council.

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Get Ready to 'Get Thru' winter

25 May 2015

09:10 AM

With winter approaching the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is using social media to help make sure New Zealanders are prepared. A series of tweets and facebook posts will be shared at the end of May to highlight the importance of learning about disasters, having a household emergency plan, having emergency survival items and preparing a getaway kit.

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e-Bulletin May 2015

20 May 2015

08:10 AM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Director, Wanaka earthquake tests QLDC systems, Tangimoana flood response put to the test, Bay of Plenty CDEM support oil spill response, Southland Lifeline Utilities Map viewer and more.

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e-Bulletin April 2015

22 Apr 2015

07:10 AM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Director, CDEM Group responses' to Cyclone Pam; Thanking those who Volunteer and Service; National Crisis Management Centre review, Neighbours Day Aotearoa celebrated, and more.

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Pacific Tsunami Warning System 50th Anniversary

17 Apr 2015

09:10 AM

The warning system which provides coordinated tsunami threat information to countries throughout the Pacific marks its 50th anniversary next week. New Zealand will play a part in an International Tsunami Symposium in Hawaii on April 20 and 21 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS), and a subsequent meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICG) of the PTWS from 22-24 April.

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March 2015 Impact Magazine

30 Mar 2015

10:10 AM

Impact is published quarterly by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management on topics of interest to the civil defence emergency management sector. The aim is to share information and lessons, and to celebrate successes. This edition features a foreword from the Minister; articles about flooding in Westport, Taranaki targets whanau resilience, new CDEM website for Hawke's Bay, Auckland CDEM helps swot Auckland fruit fly and more.

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MPI Fruit Fly response continues

25 Feb 2015

08:10 AM

The Ministry for Primary Industries is taking urgent action to eradicate the fruit fly population discovered in Auckland and is confident of success given the resources and expertise at its disposal.

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