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Updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups

17 Feb 2016

03:10 PM

The updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups [DGL 08/16] has been published.

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New Ministry of Health advice on infant feeding in an emergency

15 Feb 2016

03:10 PM

The Ministry of Health has published advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency.

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New National Capability Assessment Report

16 Dec 2015

12:10 PM

A new Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management report shows that civil defence organisations across the country are much better prepared to deliver for their communities today than they were three years ago.

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New response planning guideline published

10 Dec 2015

09:10 AM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has published a new guideline on response planning. Response planning is the coordination of separate functions and support agencies into a cohesive, unified whole to achieve the Controller’s response objectives.

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Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015

27 Nov 2015

11:10 AM

The Ministry has just released the new Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015 (the Guide). The Guide sets out the arrangements, roles, and responsibilities of agencies for the national management, or support to local management, of emergencies. The Guide incorporates the wording of the new National CDEM Plan 2015, which states the principles, arrangements, and frameworks that apply to the management of emergencies. The Guide supports this wording with further detail, diagrams, and operational information.

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Proposed new law will help communities recover from emergencies

11 Nov 2015

03:10 PM

A proposed law change to help communities recover from small to moderate scale emergencies has started to make its way through Parliament. The Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill has been introduced to Parliament.

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Communities to benefit from new guidance to manage welfare services in emergencies

05 Nov 2015

04:10 PM

Improvements are being made to how welfare services are coordinated and delivered to communities when there is an emergency. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has just released a new guideline governing how, when and where welfare services should be delivered in emergencies.

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More than 100 actions in place to better prepare NZ for managing an emergency

20 Oct 2015

09:10 AM

New Zealand is now better at planning for emergencies and supporting the public in them, with over 100 recommendations from the Independent Review of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Response to the Christchurch Earthquake now actioned

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NZ earthquake drill leads the world

15 Oct 2015

04:10 PM

Initial results show that official sign-ups for New Zealand ShakeOut 2015 have beaten the 2012 national earthquake drill, with over 1.35 million Kiwis signed up this year.

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Seven day countdown to ShakeOut drill

08 Oct 2015

01:10 PM

With just seven days to go until New Zealand’s national ShakeOut earthquake drill, a challenge is going out to every business and family in the country to sign up now to help them ‘get ready and get thru’ if there is a disaster.

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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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