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National CDEM Exercise Programme 2011

Date: March 2011

Financial Year: 2011/2012

Exercise Name: TBA

Exercise Theme: Severe weather event

Tier: 2

Lead Agency: Bay of Plenty CDEM Group

Participating Agencies: Potentially Gisborne and Hawkes Bay CDEM Groups

Details: The exercise scenario involved storm surge leading to flooding, and significant infrastructure damage as a result of the combination of high winds, rain and flooding. The focus of the exercise was for the Bay of Plenty CDEM Group to exercise lifeline utility business continuity plans etc.


Date: Week commencing 13 June

Financial Year: 2011/2012

Exercise Name: Exercise Resolution

Exercise Theme: Counter Terrorism

Tier: Other

Lead Agency: NZ Police

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Date: August 2011

Financial Year: 2011/2012

Exercise Name: TBC

Exercise Theme: Disaster Recovery

Tier: 2

Lead Agency: Marlborough CDEM Group

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Date: 2 September 2011

Financial Year: 2011/2012

Exercise Name: TBC

Exercise Theme: TBC

Tier: 2

Lead Agency: Chatham Islands CDEM Group

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Date: 10 November 2011

Financial Year: 2011/2012

Exercise Name: Exercise Pacific Wave

Exercise Theme: Tsunami

Tier: Other

Lead Agency: MCDEM

Participating Agencies: TBC

Details: Exercise PacWave ‘11 was conducted on Thursday 10 November 2011 with the focus on a regional source tsunami scenario. New Zealand elected to use a scenario originating in Vanuatu. While this will affect both west and east coasts of New Zealand to varying degrees, the larger impacts will be on the west coast of the country.

Although not formally part of the national CDEM exercise programme, the National Exercise Programme Governance Group agreed at its meeting in June to participate in the exercise with each CDEM Group to decide on its level of engagement.

Options that CDEM Groups could consider ranged from straight forward communications tests of principal emergency contacts, to full-scale alerting and ‘warm-body’ evacuations of people from tsunami hazard zones.