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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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CDEM Award winners announced

02 Jun 2016

08:01 AM

CDEM Award winners were announced at the Ministerial Awards and Conference Dinner on Wednesday 1 June.

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National Conference Programme and Workshop information

27 May 2016

02:01 PM

We’re looking forward to a week of discussion and development with our Conference and Workshops on 31st- 3rd June.

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National Conference speakers announced and new workshop

11 May 2016

11:01 AM

With just over three weeks to go, we’re pleased to reveal that speakers will include the Hon. Nikki Kaye (Minister for Civil Defence and Emergency Management), Sir Ray Avery (pharmaceutical scientist, inventor, and social entrepreneur), Dr Norman Chom (strategist, organisational development and ‘future-builder’), Dr Chris Galloway (Massey University senior lecturer specialising in risk and crisis communications) and Said Faisal (executive director of the AHA Centre).

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No Tsunami Threat to NZ from Vanuatu 6.9 Earthquake

03 Apr 2016

09:01 PM

MCDEM has assessed the information about tonight's quake with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.

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Updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups

17 Feb 2016

03:01 PM

The updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups [DGL 08/16] has been published.

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New Ministry of Health advice on infant feeding in an emergency

15 Feb 2016

03:01 PM

The Ministry of Health has published advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency.

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New National Capability Assessment Report

16 Dec 2015

12:01 PM

A new Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management report shows that civil defence organisations across the country are much better prepared to deliver for their communities today than they were three years ago.

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New response planning guideline published

10 Dec 2015

09:01 AM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has published a new guideline on response planning. Response planning is the coordination of separate functions and support agencies into a cohesive, unified whole to achieve the Controller’s response objectives.

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Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015

27 Nov 2015

11:01 AM

The Ministry has just released the new Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015 (the Guide). The Guide sets out the arrangements, roles, and responsibilities of agencies for the national management, or support to local management, of emergencies. The Guide incorporates the wording of the new National CDEM Plan 2015, which states the principles, arrangements, and frameworks that apply to the management of emergencies. The Guide supports this wording with further detail, diagrams, and operational information.

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Proposed new law will help communities recover from emergencies

11 Nov 2015

03:01 PM

A proposed law change to help communities recover from small to moderate scale emergencies has started to make its way through Parliament. The Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill has been introduced to Parliament.

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