Exercise Tangaroa 2016
We are testing New Zealand’s arrangements for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a national tsunami impact.
Exercise Tangaroa is a national (Tier 4) exercise under the National CDEM Exercise Programme and the first full exercise held under the Interagency National Exercise Programme.
The Exercise will take place over three days – on 31 August, 14 September, and 28 September 2016 and will be based on a regional source tsunami scenario. This will test New Zealand’s preparations for, response to, and recovery from, a national tsunami impact.
Taken from Māori mythology, ‘Tangaroa’ is the God of the sea, rivers, lakes and all that live within them.
Using a realistic scenario with limited warning time, Exercise Tangaroa is a great opportunity to practise your agency’s arrangements for what would be a major disaster affecting all CDEM Group regions.
Led by the National Emergency Management Agency, the exercise will be supported by all CDEM Groups nationwide and we encourage other central government agencies, emergency services, lifeline utilities, and other support organisations to get involved.
We’re developing a range of templates and resources for you to help plan the exercise in your agency. Check back here regularly for recently added materials.
Exercise Tangaroa Coordinating Instruction (.pdf 248kb) – provides detailed guidance on participating in Exercise Tangaroa.
Exercise Tangaroa Evaluation Plan (.pdf 221kb) – provides an overview of the national evaluation arrangements that will be used during Exercise Tangaroa.
Exercise Tangaroa Participation Form (.docx 22kb) – to register your agency.
Exercise Tangaroa: General presentation (.pptx 5.1mb) – an introductory PowerPoint to sell the exercise in your agency.
Exercise Tangaroa Warning Order (.docx 162kb) – the initial notification of the exercise.
Exercise General Instruction template (.docx 109kb) – to outline how your agency will participate in Exercise Tangaroa
Exercise Inject template (.docx 89kb) – a standard for your exercise injects and messages
Master Schedule of Events List template (.xlsx 35kb) – for documenting your agency’s detailed sequence of exercise events
Exercise Tangaroa Communications Plan (.pdf 228kb) – This plan informs exercise writers and planners about the public information and public education elements of Exercise Tangaroa and the process for communicating about the Exercise.
Exercise Tangaroa PIM registration form (.docx 19kb) – to confirm your Group/agency PIM participation level
Exercise Tangaroa Day-by-Day diagram (.png 146kb) – setting out each day of exercise activities.
CDEM Exercises, Director’s Guideline for Civil Defence & Emergency Management Groups [DGL 010/09] will be used by the Exercise Tangaroa planning team for exercise planning. Participating agencies are encouraged to use this for Exercise Tangaroa development.
What is a tsunami? (.pdf 2.1mb) – this document provides an introduction to tsunami in New Zealand.
Business Continuity Management - this page provides advice for organisations on putting a business continuity framework in place and business continuity resources for organisations participating in Exercise Tangaroa.
Exercise Tangaroa Exercise Control and Evaluation Arrangements Rules of Play (.docx 374kb) – provides detail about all activities and procedures for exercise control and evaluation staff during Exercise Tangaroa.
Exercise Tangaroa Pre-Briefing Template (.pptx 6mb) – for briefing your participants prior to the start of Exercise Tangaroa.
Exercise Tangaroa and Scientific Information (.docx 126kb) – an overview of the roles of the Natural Hazards Research Platform and the Tsunami Experts Panel in a tsunami emergency
In order to determine whether the exercise meets our aim and objectives, standard evaluation forms have been developed for use by all participants.
Exercise evaluation form for CDEM (.doc 404kb) – this is to be completed by all local authorities and CDEM Groups.
Exercise evaluation form for Support Agencies (.doc 379kb) – this is to be completed by all support agencies, including lifelines organisations.
E-newsletters for participants/interested parties will be produced throughout 2016.
National-level agencies can contact CDEMexercises@dpmc.govt.nz