03 Aug 2018
Media key to better emergency information for diverse communities
Civil Defence Emergency Management authorities and media are joining forces to ensure better access to emergency information for diverse communities.
02 Jul 2018
New Zealand ShakeOut 2018
In June Civil Defence Minister Hon. Kris Faafoi launched New Zealand ShakeOut 2018, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi (walk out), on 6 June at Wilford School in Wellington.
09 May 2018
Deaf communities to get better emergency information
Deaf communities will have improved access to emergency information as the result of a new agreement signed today, says Civil Defence Minister Hon Kris Faafoi.
19 Feb 2018
Media Release: Time to plan ahead as Gita gears towards NZ
Now is a good time to think ahead about how Cyclone Gita might impact you and your household, and plan accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is advising the public.
09 Feb 2018
Media Release: Encouraging start for Emergency Mobile Alert
New Zealand’s new Emergency Mobile Alert system has been well received by New Zealanders, according to an independent survey commissioned by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).
18 Jan 2018
Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies released
Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has released a report into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies.
20 Dec 2017
November 2016 earthquake recovery story now live
On 14 November 2016, Kaikōura and North Canterbury experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that had wide reaching impacts on New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The November 2016 Earthquake recover Story pulls together the many strands of support that government and councils have provided to help people back to a new normal.
22 Nov 2017
Emergency Mobile Alert – Live Nationwide Test Notification
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is leading the implementation of Emergency Mobile Alert, New Zealand’s new nationwide emergency alert channel. A live nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will be held on 26 November 2017 between 6pm and 7pm.
03 Nov 2017
Tsunami awareness saves lives
World Tsunami Awareness Day on Sunday 5 November is a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them, Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi says.
06 Oct 2017
New Zealand Lifelines Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment: Stage 1 report now available
The New Zealand Lifelines Council has completed the report ‘New Zealand Lifelines Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment: Stage 1 September 2017’ which provides a summary of New Zealand’s national lifelines infrastructure and vulnerability to hazards.