Exercise Tangaroa 2016
We are testing New Zealand’s arrangements for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a national tsunami impact.
Who can I talk to about Exercise Tangaroa?
What is Exercise Tangaroa?
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.
What’s in it for you?
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.
How can you get involved?
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.
Register your agency now using the Exercise Tangaroa Participation Form (.docx 22kb) and return to CDEMexercises@dpmc.govt.nz no later than 30 April 2016.
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.
Exercise Tangaroa Welfare Participation Guide (.docx 35kb)
Exercise Tangaroa Lifeline Utilities Participation Guide (.docx 56kb)
Exercise Tangaroa Recovery Participation Guide (.docx 34kb)
Exercise Tangaroa Objectives and KPIs (updated June 2016) (.docx 133kb)
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.
The Future of Emergency Management: Exercise Tangaroa Side Workshop 31 May 2016 (.pdf 7.3mb)
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 Participant and Venue List Form (.docx 107kb)
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
Exercise Tangaroa Name Tag Template (.docx 267)
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 CDEM - online version
Exercise evaluation form for Support Agencies (.doc 379kb) – this is to be completed by all support agencies, including lifelines organisations.
Exercise evaluation form for Support Agencies - online version
Exercise Tangaroa Phase 2 (Day 2) Post Impact Evaluation Form (.doc 231kb)
Exercise Tangaroa Phase 2 (Day 2) Post Impact Evaluation Form - online version
Exercise Tangaroa Phase 3 (Day 3) Recovery Evaluation Form (.doc 234kb)
Exercise Tangaroa Phase 3 (Day 3) Recovery Evaluation Form - online version
E-newsletters for participants/interested parties will be produced throughout 2016.
Exercise Tangaroa Update Newsletter #12 – 20 September 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Update Newsletter #11 – 30 August 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Newsletter #10 – 12 August 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Newsletter #9 – 27 July 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Update Newsletter #8 - July 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Special Edition Newsletter - 23 June 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Update Newsletter #6 - May 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Special Edition Newsletter - 15 April 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Update Newsletter #4 - April 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Update Newsletter #3 - March 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Update Newsletter #2 - February 2016
Exercise Tangaroa Update Newsletter #1 - November 2015
Who can I talk to about Exercise Tangaroa?
National-level agencies can contact email@example.com