Emergency management news and events in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Making it easier for disabled people to get ready for an emergency
New Zealand’s emergency preparedness website, www.getready.govt.nz, is now available in Braille, Easy Read, Audio and Large print formats, making it easier for disabled people to access information on how to get ready for an emergency.
Registrations now open for Aotearoa New Zealand’s national ShakeOut drill.
Registrations are now open for New Zealand ShakeOut 2023, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi. Sign up at www.shakeout.govt.nz.
NZSL more important than ever in an emergency
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) interpreters have been working hard this week to ensure Deaf people across Aotearoa New Zealand have access to critical emergency information.
More help on the way for New South Wales flood response
A third Fire and Emergency incident management team, Team Charlie, has arrived in New South Wales to continue assisting with the significant flooding in the State this week.
Govt keeps AM on the air in Northland
Minister of Broadcasting and Media Willie Jackson and Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty today announced a $1.48 million package to fund the repair and replacement of three transmission masts in Northland to ensure AM radio can stay on air in the region.
Disaster preparedness survey results a wakeup call to Kiwis
Only two in five New Zealanders feel well prepared for a disaster, says the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and this should be a wakeup call to Kiwis who risk leaving it too late.
Registrations open for ShakeOut’s tenth anniversary earthquake drill
Registrations are now open for New Zealand ShakeOut 2022, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi. You can sign up at www.shakeout.govt.nz.
Civil Defence campaign warns Kiwis to “Get The Flood Out!”
A new Civil Defence campaign promoting flood safety will urge Kiwis to Get The Flood Out as winter weather ramps up.
Don’t worry, it’s just a test – Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test this Sunday
Early this Sunday evening there will be a phone alert you can’t ignore – but don’t worry, it’s just a test. This year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will take place on Sunday 22 May between 6-7pm