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29 Jun 2022

Registrations open for ShakeOut’s tenth anniversary earthquake drill

Registrations are now open for New Zealand ShakeOut 2022, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi. You can sign up at www.shakeout.govt.nz.

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09 Jun 2022

Civil Defence campaign warns Kiwis to “Get The Flood Out!”

A new Civil Defence campaign promoting flood safety will urge Kiwis to Get The Flood Out as winter weather ramps up.

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20 May 2022

Don’t worry, it’s just a test – Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test this Sunday

Early this Sunday evening there will be a phone alert you can’t ignore – but don’t worry, it’s just a test. This year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will take place on Sunday 22 May between 6-7pm

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12 May 2022

NZSL is essential to “Get Ready” for emergencies

Deaf people across Aotearoa New Zealand will now have access to comprehensive advice about emergency preparedness, with New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week marking the launch of Get Ready in NZSL by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in partnership with Deaf Aotearoa.

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10 May 2022

Date for nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert system confirmed

On May 22, there will be a phone alert you can’t ignore – but don’t worry, it’s just a test.

21 Mar 2022

Mt Ruapehu Volcanic Alert Level raised to Level 2.

GeoNet have raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Mt Ruapehu to Level 2.

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18 Jan 2022

DART network proves invaluable in assessing tsunami threat following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption

Aotearoa New Zealand’s network of DART buoys proved vital over the weekend as tsunami experts raced to analyse the tsunami threat to our coastlines following a large, explosive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga.

20 Dec 2021

NEMA Science Strategy

The new inaugural NEMA Science Strategy is designed to provide a framework about science engagement, promotion and influence in the context of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and to ensure that it contributes to NEMA’s Strategic Framework/Tā Mātou Anga Rautaki and Strategic Outcomes/Ā Mātou Whāinga Rautaki.

17 Dec 2021

New legislation to modernise emergency management system

The Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan has announced that a new Emergency Management Bill will be introduced to replace the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002.


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