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Media Release Archive

Non-emergency related media releases issued by MCDEM

Media releases issued by the Minister of Civil Defence are published on the Beehive website.

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Seeing New Orleans being evacuated ahead of Hurricane Gustav, it is timely to consider what New Zealanders would be able to do if we had to leave home in a hurry.

One of the “star attractions” at the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Forum at Parliament tomorrow will be big, green and mobile. It is Horizons Regional Council’s mobile education facility and emergency operations centre (EOC), the “Green Rig” (right). It will be set up in the forecourt at Parliament tomorrow.

Starting tomorrow, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is hosting a nationwide series of tsunami preparedness seminars.

New Zealand agencies involved in promoting earthquake safety are concerned that advice from a source discredited overseas is being circulated by e-mail in New Zealand.

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management announced today that it recorded 204 weather and geological events in the first quarter of the year, 1 January 2008 to 31 March 2008.

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management today distributed draft guidelines for planning mass evacuations.

Civil defence emergency management (CDEM) organisations will have better and faster access to science information through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and GNS Science.

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management announced today that it recorded 900 weather and geological events or emergencies last year.

Maintaining strong international links has been set as a priority for the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.

New Zealand’s ability to respond to civil defence emergency management (CDEM) events was strengthened today after the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and The Salvation Army signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) about welfare services.

Representatives from 24 countries and international agencies will be in New Zealand for the next two weeks for a major international disaster response training exercise.

As international Disaster Awareness Week gets underway, three on-line initiatives to help provide better information to the civil defence emergency management (CDEM) sector and the public have been announced.

It’s Disaster Awareness Week next week and New Zealand has again shown us how unpredictable our country can be and why we need to get ready and be prepared.

Impact is the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management’s quarterly journal.

The Get Ready Get Thru website which tells people how to prepare and recover from a disaster has been translated into seven languages, Maori, Arabic, traditional and simplified Chinese script, Hindi, Korean, Samoan and Tongan.

The Get Ready Get Thru website, which tells people how to prepare and recover from a disaster has been translated into Māori and seven other languages. The website has also been translated into Arabic, traditional and simplified Chinese script, Hindi and Korean. This makes it the most extensively translated website in New Zealand.

The Get Ready Get Thru website which tells people how to prepare and recover from a disaster has been translated into Maori, Samoan, Tongan and five other languages. The website has also been translated into Arabic, traditional and simplified Chinese script, Hindi and Korean. This makes it the most extensively translated website in New Zealand.

The latest swarm of earthquakes in the Bay of Plenty area highlights the need to be prepared, says Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director John Hamilton.

A New Zealand Special Service Medal Tsunami is to be presented in Feilding for services following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in Indonesia.

Last night’s swarm of earthquakes in Auckland are a timely reminder that New Zealanders need to be prepared for all types of disasters which could happen anywhere and anytime, says the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

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