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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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Tomorrow is World Tsunami Awareness Day

04 Nov 2016

12:01 PM

The UN General Assembly has made 5 November World Tsunami Awareness Day with the first one being held this year. It’s a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them.

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2016-2020 Business Plan now available

31 Oct 2016

06:01 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management Business Plan 2016-2020 is now available.

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Stan’s back, and he’s more prepared than ever before

17 Oct 2016

09:01 AM

Kiwi kids will be better prepared for emergencies thanks to a new teaching resource developed by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and EQC.

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Prepared communities start with prepared kids

11 Oct 2016

01:01 PM

Making sure kids are prepared for when emergencies strike will be at the heart of Get Ready Week, which is held every year in recognition of the International Day for Natural Disaster (13 October).

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Videos now available - 'Future of Emergency Management' Conference 2016

20 Sep 2016

10:01 AM

If you missed our 2016 Conference, or if you attended but cant quite remember some of the finer detail, never fear, videos are here.

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2017/2018 Resilience Fund applications open

11 Aug 2016

11:01 AM

The 2017/2018 Resilience Fund is open for applications and will close on 1 October 2016.

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Revised National Tsunami Advisory and Warning Plan now available

05 Aug 2016

05:01 PM

The revised National Tsunami Advisory and Warning Plan [SP 01/16] is now available.

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Never Happens? Happens campaign launched

20 Jul 2016

11:01 AM

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has announced the launch of a new campaign encouraging Kiwis to be better prepared for emergencies.

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Cascadia Rising tests US and Canada

23 Jun 2016

01:01 PM

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management National Operations Team Leader Jo Guard recently attended the International Observer Programme for Cascadia Rising – a major earthquake and tsunami exercise held in the US and Canada over the period 7-10 June 2016.

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Funding boost to improve NZ’s resilience to natural hazards

22 Jun 2016

11:01 AM

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).

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