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Emergency Mobile Alert test

04 Oct 2017

09:12 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

02:12 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

09:12 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

02:12 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

09:12 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

01:12 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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National transition period extended for Kaikōura quake recovery

16 Mar 2017

11:12 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

03:12 PM

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

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Funding to improve natural hazard resilience

07 Feb 2017

09:12 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

09:12 AM

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

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