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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 >>

Civil defence public education campaign is working

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 11:31 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Research released today shows the Get Ready Get Thru emergency preparedness campaign is proving highly successful. More >>

Do NOT get outside quickly after earthquake: Guide for work

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 2:11 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

It is frightening to stay in a building immediately after an earthquake but it is much safer than immediately going outside. The Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management, John Hamilton, said it is not like a fire. More >>

Ministry funding for 17 local civil defence projects

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 9:50 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has approved funding for 17 local government projects that will improve local and regional civil defence emergency management. More >>

Trial of compost toilets: When you have to go you have to go

Friday, 28 June 2013, 2:57 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

An initial trial has shown that emergency composting toilets might be an alternative to port-a-loos and chemical toilets if sewerage lines are damaged or broken. More >>

Civil defence information about snow and other storms

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 9:23 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

In a snowstorm, the primary concerns are the potential loss of heat, power and telephone service, and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day. More >>

New Zealand information about tornadoes

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:05 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Tornadoes sometimes occur during thunderstorms in some parts of New Zealand. A tornado is a narrow, violently rotating column of air extending downwards to the ground from the base of a thunderstorm. Warning signs include a long, continuous roar or rumble ... More >>

New Zealander part of UN team supporting Philippines

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 10:08 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

New Zealander Graeme MacDonald is one of the seven-strong United Nations team deployed in the Philippines ahead of Tropical Cyclone Bopha (known in the Philippines as Super typhoon Pablo). More >>

Release of independent review into earthquake response

Friday, 5 October 2012, 11:08 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The independent Review of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Response to the 22 February Christchurch Earthquake was today released by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management. http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/memwebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/For-the-CDEM-Sector-Publications-Review-of-the-Civil-Defence-Emergency-Management-Response-to-the-22-February-Christchurch-Earthquake?OpenDocument ... More >>

Still Time To Register For Shakeout

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 8:49 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

New Zealand ShakeOut: 44,000 registered yesterday, still time to register this morning Yesterday saw a big increase in numbers registered for New Zealand’s national earthquake drill, New Zealand ShakeOut. Another 44,000 registered yesterday taking the total ... More >>

What to do after the drill?

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 11:03 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

New Zealand’s national earthquake drill, New Zealand ShakeOut, happens at 9:26am tomorrow - but what should people do after the drill? Stop, have a cup of tea, talk about disasters, and send the pictures! The Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management, ... More >>

New Zealand ShakeOut only two days to go

Monday, 24 September 2012, 3:52 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

More broadcasters to play the sting at 9:26am Wednesday www.shakeout.govt.nz/broadcasters/ It is only two days to go until the start of our country’s national earthquake drill, New Zealand ShakeOut, and thousands of schools and workplaces, including shopping ... More >>

 

 

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