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Get Ready to ‘Get Thru’ winter

Monday, 25 May 2015, 9:43 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

With winter approaching the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is using social media to help make sure New Zealanders are prepared. More >>

National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:48 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Issued at 19:34 hours on 07/05/15. Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). More >>

Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 2:34 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

An earthquake has occurred with these parameters: Origin time: 0144 UTC 5 May 2015 NZ time: 1344 NZST 5 May 2015 Co-ordinates: 5.6 South, 152.1 East Depth: 10km / 6 Miles Location: New Ireland Region Papua New Guinea Magnitude: 7.5 The above magnitude ... More >>

Pacific tsunami warning system turns 50

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:20 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The warning system which provides coordinated tsunami threat information to countries throughout the Pacific marks its 50th anniversary next week. New Zealand will play a part in an International Tsunami Symposium in Hawaii on April 20 and 21 to commemorate ... More >>

National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Monday, 30 March 2015, 1:40 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Issued at 13:00 hours on 30/03/2015. Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). More >>

Cyclone Pam update - MCDEM 17 March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 8:45 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Media release 17 March 2015 Cyclone Pam update A state of local emergency is still in place in the Chatham Islands. Cyclone Pam remains an intense extra-tropical low, but will gradually move southeast away from the Islands over the next 48 hours. More >>

Cyclone Pam update - MCDEM

Monday, 16 March 2015, 5:50 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Cyclone Pam is still moving south east and is expected to maintain its intensity, or may even intensify slightly, reaching the Chatham Islands around midday Tuesday. A warning is now in place for severe gales, heavy rain and heavy swells for the Chatham ... More >>

State of local emergency declared for Chatham Islands

Monday, 16 March 2015, 3:59 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

State of local emergency declared for Chatham Islands due to Cyclone Pam and rural fires More >>

Back to school messages help families ‘get ready to get thru

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 9:48 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Back to school messages help families ‘get ready to get thru’ The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is celebrating the start of the school year with a social media campaign to help kids understand and plan for disasters. Aimed ... More >>

No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

Monday, 17 November 2014, 12:21 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Issued at 1155 hours on 17/11/2014 Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). More >>

Changes to Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre messages

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:02 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management advises that while changes to Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre messages come into effect from today (Wednesday 1 October), the Ministry has been, and remains, the authoritative voice for tsunami ... More >>

Making utilities more resilient to emergencies

Monday, 30 June 2014, 9:14 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management today published a Guideline to assist lifeline utilities plan for, and function during and after emergencies. www.civildefence.govt.nz More >>

Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 10:54 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). An earthquake has occurred with these parameters: More >>

Tsunami - Potential threat to New Zealand Cancellation

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:38 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

It is unlikely there is a tsunami threat to New Zealand. This is based on the revised magnitude (Mw7.4) and depth of the earthquake. Some caution will have to be given regarding potentially strong and unpredicatable currents around coastal areas of ... More >>

Tsunami threat warning cancelled

Sunday, 13 April 2014, 11:25 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

No: 02 Issued at 0950 hours on 13.04.14 Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). More >>

Chile Earthquake - Tsunami Threat To NZ Unlikely

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 1:30 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

MCDEM has assessed the information 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. More >>

Cyclone Lusi may bring severe weather to New Zealand

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:21 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is advising people to prepare for possible severe weather this weekend. More >>

Cyclone Lusi may bring severe weather to New Zealand

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:20 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is advising people to prepare for possible severe weather this weekend. More >>

Rapid Impact Assessment guidelines published

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 2:51 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management Rapid Impact Assessment was published today as new guidance to be used by staff carrying out rapid impact assessments. More >>

Tsunami review reinforces need for public preparedness

Monday, 30 September 2013, 9:57 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Review of Tsunami Hazard in New Zealand (2013 Update), released today, reinforces the need for the public to understand and be prepared to respond to the threat of a tsunami. More >>

 

 

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