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Residents Of The Wellington Region Encouraged To Store Emergency Water Over The Holiday Period

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 3:10 pm | WREMO

Storing emergency water over the Christmas and New Year period should be a priority for residents in the Wellington region, says Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) Regional Manager Jeremy Holmes. “Wellington Water has advised us ... More >>

After A Large Earthquake, Are You Prepared For A Long Walk Home?

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:12 am | WREMO

Roads and rail links are likely to be damaged for a week or longer after a large earthquake in the Wellington region. For the 80,000 people that commute into Wellington City every day, the only way home will be on foot. We saw something similar play ... More >>

Wellingtonians Should Get Prepared To Manage Own Waste Following A Large Earthquake

Friday, 29 July 2022, 5:14 pm | WREMO

A new journal paper on emergency sanitation suggests Wellington region residents should be prepared to manage their own toilet waste for a month or more following a major earthquake. If a large earthquake were to occur on the Wellington fault, ... More >>

Civil Defence Emergency Management Staff Practice Tsunami Scenario

Friday, 28 May 2021, 3:32 pm | WREMO

Council staff and agency representatives from across the Wellington region donned their emergency management vests this week and delved into Exercise Parawhenua – a scenario which focused on a tsunami that would affect the whole of New Zealand’s ... More >>

Can Wellington step up to the challenge of a long walk home?

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 12:23 pm | WREMO

As we found out in 2013, if a large earthquake strikes Wellington on a weekday, many of the city’s 80,000 daily commuters are likely to have to travel home on foot. More >>

Upper Hutt businesses urged to plan for disruption

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 11:24 am | WREMO

Disruptions can happen at any time. Whether it’s due to seasonal flu, a power outage, or a significant event like a large earthquake, Upper Hutt businesses are being urged to plan for disruption. More >>

Launch event for new guide to business continuity planning

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 6:53 pm | WREMO

Disruption to your organisation can come in many forms: a prolonged power cut, the sudden unavailability of key staff, or an emergency such as flooding or a large earthquake! More >>

Have your say on emergency management in Wellington Region

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 2:17 pm | WREMO

Residents in the Wellington Region have four weeks to have their say on a five-year plan for Civil Defence and Emergency Management. The Wellington Region’s Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Group Plan sets out the strategic approach ... More >>

Get to know your neighbours before an emergency happens

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 2:22 pm | WREMO

Do you know your neighbours? If not, why not get to know them at events happening in your area this weekend and next week? You could be each other’s best source of support in an emergency! More >>

New Wellington Websites to Help Communities in Emergencies

Friday, 4 August 2017, 11:37 am | WREMO

Two new websites, developed by the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), were launched this week. More >>

WREMO welcomes Consumer’s advice around emergency kits

Friday, 28 April 2017, 12:41 pm | WREMO

Consumer New Zealand’s report released today gives people sound advice around buying emergency kits says Wellington Regional Controller Bruce Pepperell. More >>

Keeping people safe our top priority

Friday, 18 November 2016, 10:24 am | WREMO

Ensuring public safety and keeping the Wellington central business district (CBD) open for business continue to be the main priorities today. More >>

Courtenay Central building and car park closed

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 5:06 pm | WREMO

Courtenay Central and car park have been evacuated because of safety concerns. This also affects surrounding buildings, including some apartments. More >>

Consider alternative commute tomorrow morning

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 8:34 pm | WREMO

Commuters planning on travelling within the Wellington region tomorrow morning have been advised to consider alternatives to their usual morning commute. More >>

Consider staying in town if you can

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 8:15 pm | WREMO

SH1 northbound is open but severely restricted in places. One lane of SH2 northbound is now open from Ngaraunga to the Dowse Interchange. More >>

Rainwater tank takes sustainability award

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 10:13 am | WREMO

A low-cost water tank designed to help people get through in an emergency has won the 2014 Global Energy Award for Sustainability. More >>

Wellington Region Emergency Management monitoring Cyclone

Friday, 14 March 2014, 4:11 pm | WREMO

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) continues to monitor developments with respect to Cyclone LUSI this weekend. Group Controller Bruce Pepperell says that while residents should remain vigilant as cyclones can alter course, Cyclone ... More >>

Boosting resilience in our communities

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:17 am | WREMO

New research hub will focus on boosting resilience in our communities A new International Centre of Excellence in Community Resilience was launched today in Wellington. The centre is a joint initiative between the Joint Centre for Disaster Research – funded ... More >>




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