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Trifecta Programme Initial Stakeholder Sector Survey Results

21 Jul 2021

2:16 PM

Results from the Regulatory Framework Review (“Trifecta”) Programme Stakeholder Survey undertaken in May 2021 are now available.

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New appointments to Emergency Management Assistance Team

04 Jun 2021

9:57 AM

New Zealand’s emergency response community has been enhanced with a third cohort joining the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team (EMAT).

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Introduction to CIMS video

28 May 2021

2:15 PM

The Introduction to CIMS video provides an overview of the Coordinated Incident Management System; the framework that agencies and organisations in Aotearoa use to manage responses to incidents and emergency events.

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Regulating in a Crisis videos now available

26 May 2021

1:35 PM

Emergencies happen. And the consequences are often as complex as they are critical. This three part video series is for regulators. What do you need to do after reducing risk, to be ready for, respond to, and recover from any emergency event?

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The Ministerial Advisory Committee on Emergency Management

25 May 2021

9:22 AM

The Ministerial Advisory Committee on Emergency Management was announced by the Acting Minister for Emergency Management on 25 May 2021. It is expected to meet 6 times per year. Its terms of reference set out its purpose an functions.

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Hikurangi and Kermadec Islands Earthquakes Post-Event Report

18 May 2021

11:55 AM

This post-event report focuses on the National Emergency Management Agency’s response to the 5 March, 2021 Hikurangi and Kermadec Islands series of earthquakes and tsunami.

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CIMS 3rd edition Role Cards now available

01 Mar 2021

2:51 PM

A national set of CIMS 3rd edition Role Cards has been released. The CIMS Role Cards cover key CIMS roles/functions at incident, local, regional and national response levels.

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Results of the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Survey

20 Dec 2020

2:00 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency has released the results of the 2020 Colmar & Brunton 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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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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