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Publications

This page serves as an index to the range of CDEM-related publications, papers, resources and reference material available on our website.

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Administrative arrangements for welfare support during a pandemic Administrative arrangements for welfare support during a pandemic

This package of welfare related material for an influenza pandemic is a consolidation and clarification of welfare planning information that has been distributed previously to some agencies. It is endorsed by senior representatives of MSD, MCDEM and the MoH and is to be distributed by all three agencies through their normal channels. The purpose of the information in this document is to provide guidance and support for the three sectors in their planning for the provision of a welfare response in an influenza pandemic event.

CDEM Exercises [DGL 10/09] CDEM Exercises [DGL 10/09]

This guideline is for use by personnel tasked with developing and managing Civil Defence Emergency Management exercises to assist them in meeting the requirements of the National CDEM Plan 2005 and the Guide to the National CDEM Plan. It may also be of use to those performing similar roles and functions within other agencies.

CDEM Group Plan Review [DGL 09/09] CDEM Group Plan Review [DGL 09/09]

This guideline has been superseded by DGL 09/15 CDEM Group Planning.

Mass Evacuation Planning [DGL 07/08] Mass Evacuation Planning [DGL 07/08]

This Director’s Guideline is for use by the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group and Local Authority Emergency Management Officers to assist them to facilitate evacuation planning activities and prepare evacuation plans in order to meet the requirements of the CDEM Act 2002 and the National CDEM Plan 2005. It will also be of use to those within other agencies performing similar or associated duties, roles and functions.

Tsunami Signage [TS 01/08] Tsunami Signage [TS 01/08]

The objective of the Technical Standard is to provide consistency in the signs and their placement across New Zealand, and to make our tsunami signage compliant with those used overseas. Compliance by CDEM Groups with this Technical Standard will not only provide a consistent approach across New Zealand, but it will also contribute to public awareness of the risks posed by tsunamis and better understanding of what should be done by communities in response to an event.

group recovery report template group recovery report template

group recovery report template

The Health Hazards of Volcanic Ash: A Guide for the Public The Health Hazards of Volcanic Ash: A Guide for the Public

This guide explains the potential health effects of volcanic ash and gives details on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a volcanic ashfall.

Guidelines on Preparedness Before, During and After an Ashfall Guidelines on Preparedness Before, During and After an Ashfall

These guidelines detail procedures to follow if warning of a volcanic ashfall is given, recommends what to do during ashfall, and what methods are most effective for cleaning up volcanic ash after the event.

"I don't have time" - tactics to address those busy volunteers "I don't have time" - tactics to address those busy volunteers

Without a doubt, every recruiter of volunteers hears “I don’t have time” as the most often expressed reason to refuse an invitation to participate in a project. Similarly, those who coordinate volunteer services also express the frustration of “I don’t have the time” to do all sorts of things from expanding a program to reading professional books or Web resources. What can we do about this except wring our hands? Susan Ellis of energizeinc provides some great advice in this article.

Donated Goods Management Planning [BPG 2/06] Donated Goods Management Planning [BPG 2/06]

This document outlines the need for, and processes surrounding, an orderly means of receiving and managing donated goods.

Template for Consistent Hazard Event Reporting Template for Consistent Hazard Event Reporting

These are templates for comprehensive post hazard event reporting. The template will provide reports for two main purposes: To provide detailed data for scientific research, calibrating hazard and risk models to improve their robustness and aiding impact scenario development for historic and pre-historic events. To provide a record of hazard impacts and so allow a database of hazard impacts to be developed and integrated for future decision-making. The intention is that somebody wanting to understand the causes and consequences of any given event, reported using this template, will be able to find a comprehensive overview of the event. This will be both in the template, and in associated reports.

Tips on Screening Protocol design Tips on Screening Protocol design

Screening is an important risk management tool as well as an essential human resources management function. Find tips from Linda Graff.

NZ Motivations for Volunteering Research - a brief report NZ Motivations for Volunteering Research - a brief report

What motivates New Zealanders to volunteer and what strategies could be adopted to recruit and retain them was the basis of research conducted by Jan Charbonneau and Mike Brennan from the Department of Marketing and Andrew Hercus from the School of Business, Christchurch College of Education.

Managing Older Volunteers Managing Older Volunteers

This useful book extract contains tips for managing older volunteers, including managing those who are 'aging in place'

recovery action plan template recovery action plan template

recovery action plan template

Organisational Debriefing IS 06/05 Organisational Debriefing IS 06/05

This guideline has been developed to provide a framework for organisational debriefing that can be used by CDEM stakeholders.

Impacts and management of recent volcanic eruptions in Ecuador: lessons for New Zealand Impacts and management of recent volcanic eruptions in Ecuador: lessons for New Zealand

This report summarises the observations and interpretations of a reconnaissance trip to central Ecuador in November 2004. The purpose of the trip was to investigate infrastructural and agricultural volcanic impacts and volcanic hazard emergency management in Ecuador, focussing on lessons for New Zealand.

Recovery Management [dgl 04/05] Recovery Management [dgl 04/05]

The purpose of this guideline is to provide a coordinated framework for recovery planning and management in New Zealand. It is to help CDEM Groups understand recovery so they can develop effective CDEM Group recovery plans. The guideline identifies all the components as well as pre– and post-event recovery activities and is designed to provide practical advice for developing recovery plans.

Australian Emergency Management Volunteers Summit 2005 report Australian Emergency Management Volunteers Summit 2005 report

Australian Emergency Management Volunteers Summit 2005 report

Cluster Approach for Civil Defence Emergency Management Cluster Approach for Civil Defence Emergency Management

This fact sheet explains the ‘CDEM Cluster Approach’

Focus on Recovery: A holistic framework for recovery in New Zealand [IS 05/05 ] Focus on Recovery: A holistic framework for recovery in New Zealand [IS 05/05 ]

‘Focus on Recovery’ provides a framework for recovery planning and management in New Zealand for local government, Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) groups and government departments.

Review of the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management Review of the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

This is the Final Report on the 2004 Review of the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management by the State Services Commission.

human face of recovery human face of recovery

The Human Face of Disaster Recovery. This fact sheet outlines how all workers involved in disaster can contribute to human recovery. It summarises changes likely to occur in communities and people during the recovery period, offers suggestions for helping people in crisis.

social dimension of recovery social dimension of recovery

The Social Dimension of Emergency Recovery. Rob Gordon, Ph.D. This paper presents a model of the social phenomena of emergency recovery and predicts the dynamics of affected communities that enable social recovery to be managed as the context for personal recovery.

Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 and Civil Defence Volunteers Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 and Civil Defence Volunteers

Overview of general provisions in the CDEM Act that affect CD volunteers

Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 and Civil Defence Volunteers Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 and Civil Defence Volunteers

Overview of the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Act 2002 and its relation to civil defence volunteers

CDEM Act 2002 Introduction Brochure CDEM Act 2002 Introduction Brochure

Introduction brochure explaining the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002

Working Together: The Formation of CDEM Groups [DGL 01/O2] Working Together: The Formation of CDEM Groups [DGL 01/O2]

This guideline provides guidance for the formation and conduct of CDEM Groups.

Civil Defence in New Zealand: A Short History Civil Defence in New Zealand: A Short History

This book from 1990 explains the history of civil defence in New Zealand, from its beginnings through to mid-1990.

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