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Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies released

18 Jan 2018

01:01 PM

Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has released a report into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies.

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November 2016 earthquake recovery story now live

20 Dec 2017

11:01 AM

On 14 November 2016, Kaikōura and North Canterbury experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that had wide reaching impacts on New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The November 2016 Earthquake recover Story pulls together the many strands of support that government and councils have provided to help people back to a new normal.

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Emergency Mobile Alert – Live Nationwide Test Notification

22 Nov 2017

02:01 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is leading the implementation of Emergency Mobile Alert, New Zealand’s new nationwide emergency alert channel. A live nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will be held on 26 November 2017 between 6pm and 7pm.

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Tsunami awareness saves lives

03 Nov 2017

01:01 PM

World Tsunami Awareness Day on Sunday 5 November is a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them, Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi says.

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New Zealand Lifelines Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment: Stage 1 report now available

06 Oct 2017

10:01 AM

The New Zealand Lifelines Council has completed the report ‘New Zealand Lifelines Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment: Stage 1 September 2017’ which provides a summary of New Zealand’s national lifelines infrastructure and vulnerability to hazards.

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Emergency Mobile Alert test

04 Oct 2017

09:01 AM

We apologise to those who have received test emergency alerts in the early hours of 4 October 2017.

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Recovery information updated

08 Sep 2017

02:01 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management have updated the information on this website about recovery. The updated content includes information about recovery planning and the role and powers of Recovery Managers.

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Conference 2017 - Videos now available

23 Aug 2017

09:01 AM

We videoed the speakers from this years Future of Emergency Management Conference to help us share the lessons and ideas from our domestic and international experts and speakers as far and wide as possible. These are now available via our Youtube channel.

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Results of the Disaster Preparedness Survey for 2017 now available

08 Aug 2017

02:01 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has released the results of the Colmar Brunton disaster preparedness survey for 2017. This annual survey of 1000 New Zealanders assesses disaster preparedness and the effectiveness of our public education programme.

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Wellington Earthquake National Initial Response Plan version 1.1 now available

24 Jul 2017

09:01 AM

This version (1.1) of the WENIRP has been developed post the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in order to ensure that, if a major aftershock occurred affecting the Wellington region, an effective response could be initiated.

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Exercise Tangaroa post-exercise report.

21 Jun 2017

01:01 PM

This report provides an overview of Exercise Tangaroa 2016 and summarises the key findings derived from evaluation and feedback provided about the Exercise

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Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami: 14 November 2016 Post Event Report (MCDEM response)

04 May 2017

02:01 PM

The Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami: 14 November 2016 Post Event Report (MCDEM response) outlines the Ministry’s response to the Kaikoura earthquake and tsunami on 14 November 2016.

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National transition period extended for Kaikōura quake recovery

16 Mar 2017

11:01 AM

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has given notice of an extension to the national transition period in Kaikōura and Hurunui Districts and the Wairau-Awatere ward of Marlborough District.

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Media remain committed when disaster strikes

14 Mar 2017

03:01 PM

A longstanding agreement between Civil Defence Emergency Management authorities and national broadcasters has been renewed and strengthened.

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East Cape earthquake and tsunami: 2 September 2016 Post Event Report (MCDEM response)

09 Mar 2017

04:01 PM

The East Cape earthquake and tsunami: 2 September 2016 Post Event Report (MCDEM response) outlines the Ministry’s response to the East Cape earthquake and tsunami on 2 September 2016.

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Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

07 Mar 2017

10:01 AM

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running by the end of the year.

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Funding to improve natural hazard resilience

07 Feb 2017

09:01 AM

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced $889,000 of funding grants to boost New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards and their consequences.

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2016 National Lifelines Forum Documents Now Available

12 Jan 2017

09:01 AM

Key presentations and documents from the 2016 National Lifelines Forum are now available to view and download.

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National Transition Period for quake recovery

09 Dec 2016

01:01 PM

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has given notice for a National Transition Period for the Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough Districts to assist with the recovery from the Hurunui/Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016.

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Recovery legislation bill passes third reading

10 Nov 2016

09:01 AM

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill passing its third reading in Parliament today.

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