Promotional resources

We coordinate the production of a range of resources to support the national Get Ready Get Thru campaign.

These include:

  • Brochures
  • Checklists
  • Promotional items such as drink bottles and bags
  • Display stands
  • Advertisements

We coordinate the production centrally to enable the Ministry and councils to obtain these resources at cost effective prices. The call for orders for printing of the brochures and checklists will be done twice a year (in February and July) and councils will be notified via the Ministry's monthly e-bulletin. If we are coordinating the production of promotional items this will also be advised via the e-bulletin.

For information about these resources please contact

Get Ready Get Thru brochure

The brochure contains information on what to do to be prepared, and provides advice on what to do before, during and after disasters such as earthquakes, storms, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and landslides.

Get Ready Get Thru brochure (.doc 450kb)

Household emergency plan and checklist

This document provides a template to help people create and practice a household emergency plan and assemble and maintain emergency survival items.

We encourage you to offer the pdf on your websites.

Household Emergency Checklist/Plan (.pdf 116kb)

Editable version of the Household Emergency Checklist (.doc 300kb)

My Get Ready shopping list

Download either a colour copier version or a commercial print version of the Get Ready shopping list to help people prepare essential emergency items.

Colour laser version (.pdf 99kb)

Commercial print version (.pdf 144kb)

Strip ad

A strip ad reminding people to "Get their emergency survival items now"

Download one version of the ad (.pdf 27kb).


You could be out shopping poster

"You could be out shopping. You could be anywhere" poster (pdf 40kb)

When the ground begins to shake poster

This poster describes the correct actions to take during an earthquake: Drop, Cover and Hold.

A4 drop cover hold poster (.pdf 67k)

A3 drop cover hold poster (.pdf 67k)

Pull-up display stands

The Ministry has a number of ‘Get Ready, Get Thru’ and ‘What’s the Plan Stan’ pull up posters available for use by the sector. Demand for these pull-up posters understandably peaks during events like Get Ready Week and so it’s first in, first served. If you would like to book these displays please email

Labels for civil defence water containers and drink bottles

Water container labels

Water container label (.pdf 305k)

Water container label for yellow containers (.pdf 186k)

What's the Plan Stan? drink bottle labels

This artwork has been designed for use on a Supa Sipper bottle.

What's the Plan Stan drink bottle (.pdf 538k)

What's the Plan Stan drink bottle (.eps 1.8mb)

Get to know our neighbours postcard

A two-sided postcard that you can complete with your contact details, and drop in your neighbours' letterboxes, to introduce yourself. Handy if you haven't already met your neighbours!

Get to know our neighbours postcard version 1 (.pdf 95kb)

Get to know our neighbours postcard version 2 (.pdf 120kb)