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National CDEM Exercise Programme 2007-2008

Date: 2007-2008

Financial Year:

Exercise Name: Exercise Ruaumoko

Exercise Theme: Volcanic

Tier: 4

Lead Agency: Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Auckland CDEM Group

Participating Agencies:

Details: Exercise Ruaumoko was the largest all of central government exercise to be held in New Zealand. The exercise was designed to test New Zealand’s all-of-nation arrangements for responding to a major Civil Defence emergency - a volcanic event in Auckland city.


Date: 5-9 June 2008

Financial Year: 2007/2008

Exercise Name: Exercise Joint Kiwi ‘08

Exercise Theme:

Tier: Other

Lead Agency: NZ Defence

Participating Agencies:

Details:


Date: 18-20 June 2008

Financial Year: 2007/2008

Exercise Name: Exercise Resolution

Exercise Theme: Terrorism

Tier: Other

Lead Agency: NZ Police

Participating Agencies:

Details: Postponed from October 2007


Date: July 2008 (Date TBC)

Financial Year: 2008/2009

Exercise Name:

Exercise Theme: Quarantine

Tier: Other

Lead Agency: Ministry of Health

Participating Agencies:

Details:


Date: September – November 2008 – Date TBC

Financial Year: 2007/2008

Exercise Name: Exercise Paradise

Exercise Theme: Earthquake

Tier: 2

Lead Agency: Otago CDEM Group

Participating Agencies:

Details: This exercise was postponed from 1 August 2008 due to adverse weather events that occurred across New Zealand at the time.


Date: 21 October 2008

Financial Year: 2008/2009

Exercise Name: Exercise Choking Ash

Exercise Theme: Ruapehu ash cloud scenario

Tier: 3

Lead Agency: Waikato

Participating Agencies: Taranaki and Bay of Plenty CDEM Groups

Details: This exercise will involve 4 preliminary tabletop exercises, followed by the actual exercise day on 21 October 2008.


Date: 29-30 October 2008

Financial Year: 2008/2009

Exercise Name: Exercise Spring Fever 08

Exercise Theme: Border Health Management

Tier: Other

Lead Agency: Ministry of Health

Participating Agencies: The intention is to include the following agencies:

  • New Zealand Customs
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • New Zealand Police
  • Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand
  • Aviation Security Service
  • Ministry of Transport
  • St Johns Ambulance
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Auckland District Health Board
  • Waqitemata District Health Board
  • Counties Manukau District Health Board
  • Civil Defence Emergency Management
  • Auckland International Airport
  • Air New Zealand

Details: The exercise will include all of the processes of border management at the airport up to and including the screening and assessment of at-risk international travellers.


Date: 13 November 2008

Financial Year: 2008/2009

Exercise Name: Exercise Billow

Exercise Theme: Volcanic/Lifelines

Tier: 2

Lead Agency: Taranaki CDEM Group

Participating Agencies:

Details:


Date: 12-13 November 2008

Financial Year: 2008/2009

Exercise Name: Exercise Phoenix V

Exercise Theme: Earthquake

Tier: 3

Lead Agency: Wellington CDEM Group

Participating Agencies:

Details: A recovery component to the exercise will be held on 17 November 2008