More than 100 actions in place to better prepare NZ for managing an emergency

New Zealand is now better at planning for emergencies and supporting the public in them, with over 100 recommendations from the Independent Review of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Response to the Christchurch Earthquake now actioned

Following the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management commissioned an independent review of the civil defence emergency management response, to identify practices which should be reinforced, and those which needed improvement. The Corrective Action Plan (CAP) was developed to address the 108 recommendations identified in the Review Report,105 recommendations were adopted.  The MInister's media release is available here and a table summarising the corrective actions related to these recommendations is available here.

Published: Oct 20, 2015, 9:43 AM