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Airbnb agreement to unlock emergency accommodation nationwide

22 Nov 2018

04:11 PM

A historic new agreement signed today will provide a nationwide boost to New Zealand’s emergency preparedness and response arrangements.

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Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert system

13 Nov 2018

03:11 PM

Note: this news item refers to the 2018 test. The 2019 nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will be held on the evening of 24 November 2019. You should expect to receive a test alert that evening sometime between 6 and 7 pm.

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Media release: Feedback sought on proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy

19 Oct 2018

02:11 PM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say about the future of disaster resilience in New Zealand.

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Media release: Tsunami can arrive in minutes – have a plan to evacuate

09 Oct 2018

11:11 AM

The tragic earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia is a reminder for New Zealanders of the importance of knowing how to stay safe in the event of a tsunami.

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Media key to better emergency information for diverse communities

03 Aug 2018

10:11 AM

Civil Defence Emergency Management authorities and media are joining forces to ensure better access to emergency information for diverse communities.

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New Zealand ShakeOut 2018

02 Jul 2018

10:11 AM

In June Civil Defence Minister Hon. Kris Faafoi launched New Zealand ShakeOut 2018, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi (walk out), on 6 June at Wilford School in Wellington.

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Deaf communities to get better emergency information

09 May 2018

03:11 PM

Deaf communities will have improved access to emergency information as the result of a new agreement signed today, says Civil Defence Minister Hon Kris Faafoi.

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Media Release: Time to plan ahead as Gita gears towards NZ

19 Feb 2018

08:11 AM

Now is a good time to think ahead about how Cyclone Gita might impact you and your household, and plan accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is advising the public.

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Media Release: Encouraging start for Emergency Mobile Alert

09 Feb 2018

11:11 AM

New Zealand’s new Emergency Mobile Alert system has been well received by New Zealanders, according to an independent survey commissioned by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).

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Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies released

18 Jan 2018

01:11 PM

Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has released a report into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies.

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