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Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

07 Mar 2017

10:39 AM

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running by the end of the year.

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Funding to improve natural hazard resilience

07 Feb 2017

9:25 AM

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced $889,000 of funding grants to boost New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards and their consequences.

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2016 National Lifelines Forum Documents Now Available

12 Jan 2017

9:37 AM

Key presentations and documents from the 2016 National Lifelines Forum are now available to view and download.

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National Transition Period for quake recovery

09 Dec 2016

1:32 PM

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has given notice for a National Transition Period for the Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough Districts to assist with the recovery from the Hurunui/Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016.

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Recovery legislation bill passes third reading

10 Nov 2016

9:30 AM

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill passing its third reading in Parliament today.

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Tomorrow is World Tsunami Awareness Day

04 Nov 2016

12:16 PM

The UN General Assembly has made 5 November World Tsunami Awareness Day with the first one being held this year. It’s a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them.

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2016-2020 Business Plan now available

31 Oct 2016

6:02 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency Business Plan 2016-2020 is now available.

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Stan’s back, and he’s more prepared than ever before

17 Oct 2016

9:48 AM

Kiwi kids will be better prepared for emergencies thanks to a new teaching resource developed by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and EQC.

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Prepared communities start with prepared kids

11 Oct 2016

1:24 PM

Making sure kids are prepared for when emergencies strike will be at the heart of Get Ready Week, which is held every year in recognition of the International Day for Natural Disaster (13 October).

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2017/2018 Resilience Fund applications open

11 Aug 2016

11:55 AM

The 2017/2018 Resilience Fund is open for applications and will close on 1 October 2016.

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Never Happens? Happens campaign launched

20 Jul 2016

11:28 AM

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has announced the launch of a new campaign encouraging Kiwis to be better prepared for emergencies.

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Cascadia Rising tests US and Canada

23 Jun 2016

1:48 PM

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management National Operations Team Leader Jo Guard recently attended the International Observer Programme for Cascadia Rising – a major earthquake and tsunami exercise held in the US and Canada over the period 7-10 June 2016.

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Funding boost to improve NZ’s resilience to natural hazards

22 Jun 2016

11:30 AM

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that eight regions have been awarded funding grants from the 2016 Resilience Fund, an annual fund of $889,000 administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM).

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CDEM Award winners announced

02 Jun 2016

8:34 AM

CDEM Award winners were announced at the Ministerial Awards and Conference Dinner on Wednesday 1 June.

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No Tsunami Threat to NZ from Vanuatu 6.9 Earthquake

03 Apr 2016

9:26 PM

MCDEM has assessed the information about tonight's quake with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.

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Updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups

17 Feb 2016

3:45 PM

The updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups [DGL 08/16] has been published.

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New Ministry of Health advice on infant feeding in an emergency

15 Feb 2016

3:38 PM

The Ministry of Health has published advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency.

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New National Capability Assessment Report

16 Dec 2015

12:45 PM

A new Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management report shows that civil defence organisations across the country are much better prepared to deliver for their communities today than they were three years ago.

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New response planning guideline published

10 Dec 2015

9:47 AM

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has published a new guideline on response planning. Response planning is the coordination of separate functions and support agencies into a cohesive, unified whole to achieve the Controller’s response objectives.

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Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015

27 Nov 2015

11:20 AM

The Ministry has just released the new Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015 (the Guide). The Guide sets out the arrangements, roles, and responsibilities of agencies for the national management, or support to local management, of emergencies. The Guide incorporates the wording of the new National CDEM Plan 2015, which states the principles, arrangements, and frameworks that apply to the management of emergencies. The Guide supports this wording with further detail, diagrams, and operational information.

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