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.
04 Oct 2017
Emergency Mobile Alert test
We apologise to those who have received test emergency alerts in the early hours of 4 October 2017.
08 Sep 2017
Recovery information updated
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management have updated the information on this website about recovery. The updated content includes information about recovery planning and the role and powers of Recovery Managers.
08 Aug 2017
Results of the Disaster Preparedness Survey for 2017 now available
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has released the results of the Colmar Brunton disaster preparedness survey for 2017. This annual survey of 1000 New Zealanders assesses disaster preparedness and the effectiveness of our public education programme.
24 Jul 2017
Wellington Earthquake National Initial Response Plan version 1.1 now available
This version (1.1) of the WENIRP has been developed post the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in order to ensure that, if a major aftershock occurred affecting the Wellington region, an effective response could be initiated.
21 Jun 2017
Exercise Tangaroa post-exercise report.
This report provides an overview of Exercise Tangaroa 2016 and summarises the key findings derived from evaluation and feedback provided about the Exercise
04 May 2017
Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami: 14 November 2016 Post Event Report (National Emergency Management Agency response)
The Kaikoura Earthquake and Tsunami: 14 November 2016 Post Event Report (National Emergency Management Agency response) outlines the Agency’s response to the Kaikoura earthquake and tsunami on 14 November 2016.