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Emergency management news and events in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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18 Dec 2015

Update of the Civil Defence website underway is currently being updated. You may notice test content including potential changes to the emergency banner. Any emergency notifications through the emergency banner are tests and should be ignored. Any Emergency declarations through other channel (National Warning System or Media channels) are not part of the test. Thank you for your patience.

16 Dec 2015

New National Capability Assessment Report

A new Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management report shows that civil defence organisations across the country are much better prepared to deliver for their communities today than they were three years ago.

10 Dec 2015

New response planning guideline published

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has published a new guideline on response planning. Response planning is the coordination of separate functions and support agencies into a cohesive, unified whole to achieve the Controller’s response objectives.

27 Nov 2015

Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015

The Ministry has just released the new Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015 (the Guide). The Guide sets out the arrangements, roles, and responsibilities of agencies for the national management, or support to local management, of emergencies. The Guide incorporates the wording of the new National CDEM Plan 2015, which states the principles, arrangements, and frameworks that apply to the management of emergencies. The Guide supports this wording with further detail, diagrams, and operational information.

11 Nov 2015

Proposed new law will help communities recover from emergencies

A proposed law change to help communities recover from small to moderate scale emergencies has started to make its way through Parliament. The Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill has been introduced to Parliament.

05 Nov 2015

Communities to benefit from new guidance to manage welfare services in emergencies

Improvements are being made to how welfare services are coordinated and delivered to communities when there is an emergency. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has just released a new guideline governing how, when and where welfare services should be delivered in emergencies.

20 Oct 2015

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

15 Oct 2015

NZ earthquake drill leads the world

Initial results show that official sign-ups for New Zealand ShakeOut 2015 have beaten the 2012 national earthquake drill, with over 1.35 million Kiwis signed up this year.

08 Oct 2015

Seven day countdown to ShakeOut drill

With just seven days to go until New Zealand’s national ShakeOut earthquake drill, a challenge is going out to every business and family in the country to sign up now to help them ‘get ready and get thru’ if there is a disaster.

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