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Emergency management news and events in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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07 Feb 2017

Funding to improve natural hazard resilience

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced $889,000 of funding grants to boost New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards and their consequences.

12 Jan 2017

2016 National Lifelines Forum Documents Now Available

Key presentations and documents from the 2016 National Lifelines Forum are now available to view and download.

09 Dec 2016

National Transition Period for quake recovery

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has given notice for a National Transition Period for the Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough Districts to assist with the recovery from the Hurunui/Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016.

10 Nov 2016

Recovery legislation bill passes third reading

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill passing its third reading in Parliament today.

04 Nov 2016

Tomorrow is World Tsunami Awareness Day

The UN General Assembly has made 5 November World Tsunami Awareness Day with the first one being held this year. It’s a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them.

31 Oct 2016

2016-2020 Business Plan now available

The National Emergency Management Agency Business Plan 2016-2020 is now available.

31 Oct 2016

Free Risk Communication Workshops - Chch, Wanaka, Wellington

Research-informed workshops for natural hazards professionals. Facilitated by: Dr. Jacqueline Dohaney, a geoscience education and communication researcher.

17 Oct 2016

Stan’s back, and he’s more prepared than ever before

Kiwi kids will be better prepared for emergencies thanks to a new teaching resource developed by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and EQC.

11 Oct 2016

Prepared communities start with prepared kids

Making sure kids are prepared for when emergencies strike will be at the heart of Get Ready Week, which is held every year in recognition of the International Day for Natural Disaster (13 October).

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