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Emergency management news and events in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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11 Aug 2016

2017/2018 Resilience Fund applications open

The 2017/2018 Resilience Fund is open for applications and will close on 1 October 2016.

20 Jul 2016

Never Happens? Happens campaign launched

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has announced the launch of a new campaign encouraging Kiwis to be better prepared for emergencies.

23 Jun 2016

Cascadia Rising tests US and Canada

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management National Operations Team Leader Jo Guard recently attended the International Observer Programme for Cascadia Rising – a major earthquake and tsunami exercise held in the US and Canada over the period 7-10 June 2016.

22 Jun 2016

Funding boost to improve NZ’s resilience to natural hazards

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that eight regions have been awarded funding grants from the 2016 Resilience Fund, an annual fund of $889,000 administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM).

02 Jun 2016

CDEM Award winners announced

CDEM Award winners were announced at the Ministerial Awards and Conference Dinner on Wednesday 1 June.

03 Apr 2016

No Tsunami Threat to NZ from Vanuatu 6.9 Earthquake

MCDEM has assessed the information about tonight's quake with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.

17 Feb 2016

Updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups

The updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups [DGL 08/16] has been published.

15 Feb 2016

New Ministry of Health advice on infant feeding in an emergency

The Ministry of Health has published advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency.

08 Jan 2016

8th January 2016 - Multiple Weather Watches and Warnings in Place

MetService has issued a range of weather watches and warnings for severe weather expected to affect multiple areas of the country today and tonight. MetService is updating these regularly as conditions change.

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