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21 Apr 2021

National Emergency Management Conference 2021 | Hui Taumata o Te Uepū Whakahaere Haumaru

The National Emergency Management Conference will be held on 25-27 May at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, and will include the Conference Dinner on the evening of 26 May. This year's theme is 'Building Safe and Resilient Communities: The Future of the Emergency Management System'.

25 – 27 May 2021
01 Mar 2021

CIMS 3rd edition Role Cards now available

A national set of CIMS 3rd edition Role Cards has been released. The CIMS Role Cards cover key CIMS roles/functions at incident, local, regional and national response levels.

20 Dec 2020

Results of the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Survey

The National Emergency Management Agency has released the results of the 2020 Colmar & Brunton Disaster Preparedness Survey. This annual survey of 1001 New Zealanders assesses disaster preparedness and the effectiveness of our public education programme.

30 Nov 2020

Whakaari-White Island investigation – Worksafe charges

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) can confirm it is one of the parties that has been charged by Worksafe in relation to the Whakaari-White Island eruption on 9 December 2019. NEMA will not comment further until the process has run its course.

08 Oct 2020

One week to go until New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi

Over half a million people have signed up to take part in this year’s New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi.

27 Jul 2020

Help for coastal communities at risk of tsunami

Information released by MBIE’s Building System Performance team and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will help communities across New Zealand address a crucial issue – how do people living in low-lying, coastal areas evacuate in time from an impending tsunami?

14 Jul 2020

CAP feed for Emergency Mobile Alert is now live 

The new CAP feed allows EMA messages to be distributed by other systems that only need to be connected to the internet, so EMA life safety messages can get to people who are out of network coverage.

09 Jul 2020

2020 Edition of the New Zealand Critical Lifelines Infrastructure National Vulnerability Assessment

The New Zealand Lifelines Council has released the 2020 Edition of the New Zealand Critical Lifelines Infrastructure National Vulnerability Assessment.

08 Jul 2020

Canterbury earthquake resources find a permanent home

Lessons learned from the Canterbury earthquakes will be shared widely and preserved for the future when a collection of reports and information moves to a new digital home.

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