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

20 May 2022

1:16 PM

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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Media release: NZSL is essential to “Get Ready” for emergencies

12 May 2022

3:31 PM

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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Media release: Date for nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert system confirmed

10 May 2022

11:29 AM

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

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Mt Ruapehu Volcanic Alert Level raised to Level 2.

21 Mar 2022

3:06 PM

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

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

18 Jan 2022

4:50 PM

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.

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NEMA Science Strategy

20 Dec 2021

12:07 PM

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.

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New legislation to modernise emergency management system

17 Dec 2021

2:46 PM

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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New Zealand Emergency Management Leadership Development Programme

07 Dec 2021

9:22 AM

The New Zealand Emergency Management Leadership Development Programme (NZ EMLDP) is NEMA’s comprehensive leadership development programme for emerging leaders within New Zealand’s Emergency Management (EM) community, growing capacity and resilience in New Zealand’s response to emergencies and adverse events.

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25 Nov 2021

10:04 AM

All three New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team (NZ EMAT) cohorts came together earlier this month for an opportunity to develop as professional emergency managers and build overall group capability at the inaugural NZ EMAT Camp.

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2021 Disaster Preparedness Survey Results

22 Nov 2021

10:41 AM

The National Emergency Management Agency has released the results of the 2021 Disaster Preparedness Survey. This annual survey of 1001 New Zealanders assesses disaster preparedness and the effectiveness of our public education programme.

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