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Wednesday 22 Nov - 8:38 pm

Funding boost to improve NZ’s resilience to natural hazards

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that eight regions have been awarded funding grants from the 2016 Resilience Fund, an annual fund of $889,000 administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM).

Recipients include:

  • $245,000 to Waikato CDEM Group, for the Integrated Training Framework, which provides a platform for the development of national standard training.
  • $245,000 to Environment Southland for Alpine Fault resilience work. This grant provides first year funding of a two year project bringing science and emergency management together to improve understanding of the implications and priorities relating to an Alpine Fault rupture.
  • $120,000 to Manawatu-Wanganui CDEM Group, for the development and implementation of the Emergency Management Information System (EMIS), and information sharing and management system for use during emergencies.
  • $85,000 to Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s East Coast LAB, a multi-agency initiative to improve resilience to communities on the East Coast from off-shore natural hazards including the Hikurangi trough.
  • $85,000 to Environment Canterbury’s Paleo-Tsunami project, which aims to bring together all known information about paleo-tsunamis both nationally and internationally to help configure, design, and implement an online database.
  • $40,000 to Northland CDEM Group, with the Practical Tools for CDEM Welfare Management to facilitate the improvement of welfare planning and management across NZ.
  • $40,000 to West Coast CDEM Group, for the West Coast Lifelines Vulnerability and Interdependency assessment, which focuses on vulnerabilities, pinch points, hot spots and interdependencies related to the Alpine Fault.
  • $29,000 to Rangitikei District Council for the Flood Uplift Project, a multi-agency approach which will adapt UNESCO guidelines and use community engagement to identify/evaluate options to reduce flood risk.

Read the Minister's release on the Beehive website.

More information about the Resilience Fund and full details on the successful applicants.