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National Conference speakers announced and new workshop

11 May 2016

11:07 AM

With just over three weeks to go, we’re pleased to reveal that speakers will include the Hon. Nikki Kaye (Minister for Civil Defence and Emergency Management), Sir Ray Avery (pharmaceutical scientist, inventor, and social entrepreneur), Dr Norman Chom (strategist, organisational development and ‘future-builder’), Dr Chris Galloway (Massey University senior lecturer specialising in risk and crisis communications) and Said Faisal (executive director of the AHA Centre).

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No Tsunami Threat to NZ from Vanuatu 6.9 Earthquake

03 Apr 2016

09:07 PM

MCDEM has assessed the information about tonight's quake with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.

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Updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups

17 Feb 2016

03:07 PM

The updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups [DGL 08/16] has been published.

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New Ministry of Health advice on infant feeding in an emergency

15 Feb 2016

03:07 PM

The Ministry of Health has published advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency.

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New National Capability Assessment Report

16 Dec 2015

12:07 PM

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.

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New response planning guideline published

10 Dec 2015

09:07 AM

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.

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Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015

27 Nov 2015

11:07 AM

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.

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Proposed new law will help communities recover from emergencies

11 Nov 2015

03:07 PM

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.

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

05 Nov 2015

04:07 PM

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.

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More than 100 actions in place to better prepare NZ for managing an emergency

20 Oct 2015

09:07 AM

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

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