09 Aug 2022
Government strengthens emergency management cooperation between New Zealand and the United States
A new agreement signed between the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will strengthen emergency management capability in both countries.
07 Jul 2022
2022 New Zealand ShakeOut
New Zealand ShakeOut is our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi. It's taking place Thursday 27 October 2022 at 9:30am.
27 Oct 2022
07 Jul 2022
National Training Package: Knowledge of the CIMS intelligence Function now live
The Knowledge of the CIMS intelligence Function course is now live on Takatū. This course is the first of 8 that make up the National Training Package. Three more L4 courses covering the Planning, Logistics and Operations functions will be rolled out before the end of the year.
29 Jun 2022
Media release: Registrations open for ShakeOut’s tenth anniversary earthquake drill
Registrations are now open for New Zealand ShakeOut 2022, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi. You can sign up at www.shakeout.govt.nz.
09 Jun 2022
Media release: Civil Defence campaign warns Kiwis to “Get The Flood Out!”
A new Civil Defence campaign promoting flood safety will urge Kiwis to Get The Flood Out as winter weather ramps up.
20 May 2022
Media release: Don’t worry, it’s just a test – Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test this Sunday
Early this Sunday evening there will be a phone alert you can’t ignore – but don’t worry, it’s just a test. This year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will take place on Sunday 22 May between 6-7pm
12 May 2022
Media release: NZSL is essential to “Get Ready” for emergencies
Deaf people across Aotearoa New Zealand will now have access to comprehensive advice about emergency preparedness, with New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week marking the launch of Get Ready in NZSL by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in partnership with Deaf Aotearoa.
10 May 2022
Media release: Date for nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert system confirmed
On May 22, there will be a phone alert you can’t ignore – but don’t worry, it’s just a test.
21 Mar 2022
Mt Ruapehu Volcanic Alert Level raised to Level 2.
GeoNet have raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Mt Ruapehu to Level 2.
18 Jan 2022
DART network proves invaluable in assessing tsunami threat following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption
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.