Public Education

Through the National Public Education Programme, the National Emergency Management Agency and CDEM Groups work together to educate and motivate New Zealanders to be better prepared.

Long or strong graphicThe National Public Education Programme

The National Public Education Programme is a staged, targeted, evidence-based approach, with resources developed and adapted to suit different channels, with a particular focus on reaching our most vulnerable audiences.


Get Ready provides a one-stop shop for Kiwis to get prepared for any emergency, learn about their hazards, and find out how to get involved. Get Ready brings together four separate public education websites – Get Thru, Happens, ShakeOut and teaching resource What’s the Plan Stan?


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