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Whakaari-White Island investigation – Worksafe charges

30 Nov 2020

3:32 PM

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.

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

08 Oct 2020

9:30 AM

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.

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Help for coastal communities at risk of tsunami

27 Jul 2020

2:00 PM

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?

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CAP feed for Emergency Mobile Alert is now live 

14 Jul 2020

2:58 PM

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.

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

09 Jul 2020

5:10 PM

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

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Canterbury earthquake resources find a permanent home

08 Jul 2020

2:21 PM

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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New appointments to Emergency Management Assistance Team

01 Jul 2020

11:30 AM

New Zealand’s emergency response system has been boosted with a second cohort joining the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team (EMAT).

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Report on use of powers during national transition period

22 Jun 2020

9:42 AM

The report on the exercise of statutory powers during the national transition period owing to the impacts of COVID-19 is now available.

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Guide to the National CDEM Plan 2015 updated

26 Mar 2020

6:02 PM

Six sections of the Guide to the National CDEM Plan 2015 have been revised, and are now available on our website.

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New National Fuel Plan launched

18 Mar 2020

9:57 AM

A new National Fuel Plan has been launched. The plan provides a a readiness and response framework to manage potential fuel supply disruptions.

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Information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

06 Mar 2020

2:50 PM

Guidance from the New Zealand Government on the COVID-19 including health advice, travel restrictions and education-related information for students and parents can be found on the GOVT.NZ website.

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Whakaari White Island Volcanic Eruption

20 Dec 2019

11:51 AM

Information for affected people and for people visiting the area during the holiday period.

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National Emergency Management Agency to replace Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

29 Nov 2019

1:23 PM

The new National Emergency Management Agency will become operational on 1 December 2019. On this day all of the existing functions and staff of the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management will transfer into the new National Emergency Management Agency and the Ministry will cease to exist.

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Nationwide test expected to show increased penetration of Emergency Mobile Alert

21 Nov 2019

4:23 PM

The system, which is administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) on behalf of a range of agencies, is undergoing a nationwide live test this Sunday 24 November between 6pm and 7pm. Last year six in ten New Zealanders received the alert, and that number is expected to climb further.

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Emergency Management System Reform Programme Update October 2019

06 Nov 2019

12:25 PM

Just over one year ago, the Government announced Better Responses to Natural Disasters and other Emergencies in New Zealand — its response to the Technical Advisory Group’s Ministerial Review recommendations. This update provides an overview of what’s been achieved so far in the Emergency Management System Reform and what’s on the horizon — both short-term and longer-term.

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Learn how to stay safe on World Tsunami Awareness Day

05 Nov 2019

11:34 AM

Civil Defence Minister Hon Peeni Henare says World Tsunami Awareness Day today (5 November) is a chance for all New Zealanders to learn more about the tsunami risk in our regions and the right actions to take to stay safe.

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Put an emergency plan on your long weekend to-do list

25 Oct 2019

12:02 PM

Labour weekend is a great chance to catch up on all those things you’ve been meaning to do around the house, from cleaning out the guttering to making an emergency plan.

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To sign is to be seen

27 Sep 2019

10:04 AM

'To sign is to be seen' is a new poster resource that provides tips for media, camera operators and media briefing organisers to help New Zealand Sign Language interpreters get important messages across.

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Team to support emergency responses up and running

23 Sep 2019

4:02 PM

Civil Defence Minister Hon Peeni Henare today announced that the Emergency Management Assistance Team has been established and is ready to be deployed to provide support in an emergency response.

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Kermadec Islands Earthquake Post Event Report

03 Sep 2019

3:20 PM

The purpose of Kermadec Islands Earthquake Post Event Report is to provide an overview of the MCDEM response to the tsunami threat generated by a large earthquake in the Kermadec Islands on 16 June 2019. The report captures aspects of the response that may be improved and aspects that worked well.

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