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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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NZ EMAT Camp

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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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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