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Update on regions affected by flooding

21 Jun 2015

01:12 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has activated the National Crisis Management Centre this morning to be ready to support regions affected by flooding.

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Sign language interpreter Jeremy Borland backing New Zealand ShakeOut

16 Jun 2015

04:12 PM

Sign language interpreter Jeremy Borland is the latest prominent New Zealander to get behind New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill, taking place at 9:15am, 15 October 2015.

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Logistics guideline published

12 Jun 2015

01:12 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management today (Friday 12 June 2015) published Logistics in CDEM: Director's Guidelines for Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups. This will complete another recommendation from the Review of the CDEM Response to the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

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Earthquake preparedness advice updated

11 Jun 2015

10:12 AM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has published updated advice about how to prepare for earthquakes.

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More than 250,000 registered for New Zealand ShakeOut

11 Jun 2015

01:12 PM

More than 250,000 people have already registered to take part in New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill.

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Revised National CDEM Plan

05 Jun 2015

11:12 AM

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye announced today (Friday 5 June 2015) that Cabinet approved the new National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan, which was given formal approval by the Governor General on 2 June 2015 and made as Order in Council.

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Get Ready to 'Get Thru' winter

25 May 2015

09:12 AM

With winter approaching the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is using social media to help make sure New Zealanders are prepared. A series of tweets and facebook posts will be shared at the end of May to highlight the importance of learning about disasters, having a household emergency plan, having emergency survival items and preparing a getaway kit.

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e-Bulletin May 2015

20 May 2015

08:12 AM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Director, Wanaka earthquake tests QLDC systems, Tangimoana flood response put to the test, Bay of Plenty CDEM support oil spill response, Southland Lifeline Utilities Map viewer and more.

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e-Bulletin April 2015

22 Apr 2015

07:12 AM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Director, CDEM Group responses' to Cyclone Pam; Thanking those who Volunteer and Service; National Crisis Management Centre review, Neighbours Day Aotearoa celebrated, and more.

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Pacific Tsunami Warning System 50th Anniversary

17 Apr 2015

09:12 AM

The warning system which provides coordinated tsunami threat information to countries throughout the Pacific marks its 50th anniversary next week. New Zealand will play a part in an International Tsunami Symposium in Hawaii on April 20 and 21 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS), and a subsequent meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICG) of the PTWS from 22-24 April.

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March 2015 Impact Magazine

30 Mar 2015

10:12 AM

Impact is published quarterly by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management on topics of interest to the civil defence emergency management sector. The aim is to share information and lessons, and to celebrate successes. This edition features a foreword from the Minister; articles about flooding in Westport, Taranaki targets whanau resilience, new CDEM website for Hawke's Bay, Auckland CDEM helps swot Auckland fruit fly and more.

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MPI Fruit Fly response continues

25 Feb 2015

08:12 AM

The Ministry for Primary Industries is taking urgent action to eradicate the fruit fly population discovered in Auckland and is confident of success given the resources and expertise at its disposal.

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February 2015 e-Bulletin

20 Feb 2015

11:12 AM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Director, the NZ response to the Tongan volcanic eruption, Southland volunteer coordination, a mobile Emergency Operations Centre for Auckland and more.

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Back to School Get Ready Messages

03 Feb 2015

08:12 AM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is celebrating the start of the school year with a social media campaign to help kids understand and plan for disasters.

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January 2015 e-Bulletin

29 Jan 2015

10:12 AM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the new Director Sarah Stuart-Black, and stories about funding to expand the ‘Youth in Emergency Services’ programme, Forty-eight years’ involvement in CDEM celebrated, Preparedness messages promoted at A&P Shows, How Canterbury organisations are coping after the earthquakes, and more.

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New year good time to prepare for emergencies

27 Jan 2015

04:12 PM

With many of us finishing our summer break and gearing up for the new work and school year, now’s the time to check that we’re prepared for an emergency, says Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye.

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December 2014 Impact Magazine

16 Dec 2014

09:12 AM

Impact is published quarterly by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management on topics of interest to the civil defence emergency management sector. The aim is to share information and lessons, and to celebrate successes. Collaboration is a recurring theme in this December 2014 edition, with articles about multi-agency exercises from Northland, Auckland, Gisborne, and Whanganui.

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New Director of Civil Defence announced

09 Dec 2014

11:12 AM

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Chief Executive Andrew Kibblewhite today (9 December 2014) announced the appointment of Sarah Stuart-Black as the new Director of Civil Defence and Emergency Management. Sarah has been with the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management since 2003, and has been the Acting Director since John Hamilton’s recent retirement.

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November 2014 e-Bulletin

19 Nov 2014

10:12 AM

The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the Acting Director Sarah Stuart-Black, and stories about a Tsunami Planning Workshop held in Gisborne, training exercises held in Auckland, a date set for New Zealand ShakeOut 2015, EMIS Welfare Test in Canterbury and more.

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October 2014 e-Bulletin

20 Oct 2014

02:12 PM

This edition of e-Bulletin features a farewell from Director CDEM John Hamilton, who retires on 31 October 2014. Also featured are stories and photos from CDEM Groups involved in Get Ready Week 2014; long service awards for Wellington Region Emergency Management Office staff; planning underway for New Zealand Shakeout 2015, and much more!

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