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Alternate Formats GetReady
12 Jan 2024

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.

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22 Dec 2023

Get summer ready – because emergencies don’t take a holiday

This summer, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is reminding Kiwis to add some simple steps to their summer to-do list to make sure they’re prepared for any emergencies that may happen over the holiday break.

5 Simple Tsunami Hacks
02 Nov 2023

World Tsunami Awareness Day: Five simple hacks that could save your life

On World Tsunami Awareness Day (Sunday 5 November) NEMA is urging Aotearoa New Zealand to take a few minutes to check their tsunami zone and get familiar with small actions that could make a big difference in an emergency.

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18 Oct 2023

ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsuanmi hīkoi, is tomorrow!

ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill, and tsunami hīkoi is happening tomorrow at 9:30am, and there’s still time to sign up.

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20 Sep 2023

Geraldine earthquake a serious reminder to get ready for the big one

This morning’s 6.2 magnitude shake near Geraldine is a serious reminder that New Zealanders need to be prepared for a large earthquake, says the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

ShakeOut Facebook Banner 2023
19 Sep 2023

Almost half a million signed up with one month to go until ShakeOut!

The countdown is on! There’s just one month until NZ ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi.

CI NVA
15 Sep 2023

2023 Edition of the New Zealand Critical Infrastructure: A National Vulnerability Assessment

The New Zealand Lifelines Council has released the 2023 Edition of the New Zealand Critical Infrastructure: A National Vulnerability Assessment.

AEM Multilingual Children's storybook - hindi working group
11 Sep 2023

Resilience Fund supporting Auckland Emergency Management’s flood and storm storybooks for tamariki

The grant provided to Auckland Emergency Management will support their multi-lingual storybook project in Hindi, Chinese, Samoan and Te Reo Māori.

Spriggs Park info board
24 Aug 2023

Resilience Fund supporting tsunami evacuation research in Hawke’s Bay

The grant will support Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group’s research project, investigating the facilitators and barriers to effective tsunami evacuation.


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