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Time to plan ahead as Gita gears towards NZ

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 3:56 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

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. More >>

Encouraging start for Emergency Mobile Alert

Friday, 9 February 2018, 11:40 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

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). More >>

No tsunami threat to NZ following 7.9 Gulf of Alaska quake

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 8:02 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the magnitude 7.9 Gulf of Alaska earthquake at 22.32. More >>

If you’re heading to the coast this summer, remember...

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:53 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

If you’re heading to the coast this summer, remember - Long or Strong, Get Gone Wherever you are this summer, make sure you know the right action to take in an earthquake and possible tsunami. That’s the message from the Ministry of Civil Defence & ... More >>

Emergency Mobile Alert live nationwide test today

Sunday, 26 November 2017, 11:22 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Emergency Mobile Alert live nationwide test today The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is reminding the public that New Zealand’s first official live nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will be conducted tonight between ... More >>

Emergency Mobile Alert – Live Nationwide Test Notification

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:29 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

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 ... More >>

Tsunami awareness saves lives

Friday, 3 November 2017, 12:29 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

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. More >>

National Warning: Tsunami Threat CANCELLED

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:02 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the National Warning Tsunami Threat to Beach and Marine in place for Chatham Islands, Pegasus Bay, Northern Coasts of Hawke's Bay and East Cape. More >>

National Warning: Tsunami Threat to Beach and Marine Areas

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:15 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

National Warning: Tsunami Threat to Beach and Marine Areas (received 12.02am) National Warning System Message No: 2 Issued 1100 hours 08 September 2017 This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event. The Ministry of Civil ... More >>

Assessing large Pacific earthquake

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:15 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and GNS Science are currently assessing whether the magnitude 8.0 OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS MEXICO earthquake at 2017-09-08 4:49 PM has created a tsunami that could affect New Zealand. More >>

National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 7:52 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

More Detail: An earthquake has occurred with these parameters: Origin time: 0700 UTC July 11 2017 NZ time: 1900 Hours 11 July 2017 Co-ordinates: -48.97, 164.40 Depth: 34 km Location: 190 km south-west of Snares Islands Magnitude: 6.4 The above magnitude ... More >>

National Warning System tests

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:10 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) will be conducting a series of tests of the new National Warning System platform from Tuesday 13 June 2017 (these dates are conditional on there being no activations of the National Crisis ... More >>

New National Warning System (NWS) platform will be tested

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:13 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

New National Warning System (NWS) platform will be tested on Tuesday 13 June 2017 plus an update on changes to our warning and advisory templates You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to the current National Warning System ‘Media ... More >>

Kaikoura Earthquake media release #19, 24 November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 2:06 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director, Sarah Stuart-Black, says the response is continuing to focus on meeting the needs of affected communities as safely and quickly as possible, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 14 November. More >>

Kaikoura Earthquake Media Release #15

Monday, 21 November 2016, 9:50 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director Sarah Stuart-Black says she had the “absolute privilege” today of visiting some of the ships that have been supporting the response effort to thank those on board. More >>

Kaikoura Earthquake media release 13

Friday, 18 November 2016, 9:33 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management Director Sarah Stuart-Black says the national response effort following Monday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kaikoura is beginning to move toward recovery. More >>

Kaikoura Earthquake media release 9

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 9:09 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Civil Defence Emergency Management Director Sarah Stuart-Black says a national relief support effort is continuing today to support people affected by Monday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Kaikoura. More >>

MCDEM update 1:30 PM 15/11/2016

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 2:17 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management says a national relief support effort is underway following yesterday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Kaikoura. More >>

Kaikoura Earthquake media release 6

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 9:23 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

This morning, the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management is reminding people to stay safe and continue to be prepared for further aftershocks. People are asked to follow the advice of local Civil Defence groups and stay informed through ... More >>

Tsunami Threat Cancelled

Monday, 14 November 2016, 3:06 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the tsunami warning in place for Wellington to Banks Peninsula. More >>

 

 

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