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National CDEM Exercise Programme 2002-2006

Date: 2002-2006

Exercise Name: Exercise Phoenix Series

Exercise Theme: Earthquake

Tier: 3

Lead Agency: Wellington CDEM Group

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Details: The Exercise Phoenix series of exercises were developed to test capability in the event of a major earthquake on the Wellington Fault.


Date: 2004

Exercise Name: Exercise Pegasus

Exercise Theme: Earthquake

Tier: 3

Lead Agency: Canterbury CDEM Group

Participating Agencies:

Details: The Exercise Phoenix series of exercises were developed to test capability in the event of a major earthquake on the Wellington Fault.


Date: 2006

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Exercise Name: Exercise Pacific Wave

Exercise Theme: Tsunami

Tier: 4

Lead Agency: Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

Participating Agencies: Central Government agencies and all 16 CDEM Groups.

Details: New Zealand is vulnerable to tsunami. This exercise was developed around the scenario of a tsunami generated from an earthquake on the Chilean coast.


Date: 2006

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Exercise Name: Exercise Capital Quake

Exercise Theme: Earthquake

Tier: 4

Lead Agency: Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

Participating Agencies:

Details: Exercise Capital Quake ‘06 involved over 50 organisations and more than 1000 people over a 36 hour period, and was one of the largest whole of central government exercises to be held. The exercise was designed to test New Zealand’s all-of-nation arrangements for responding to a major Civil Defence emergency - a 7.6 earthquake on the Wellington Fault.