Monday 5 Dec - 5:49 pm
The national response effort following the Kaikoura earthquake is continuing to make good progress. The priorities remain the same; taking care of essential needs such as food, shelter and medical requirements, as well as working towards recovery planning. The government has set up an 0800 Government Helpline (0800 779 997) to provide information on the availability of financial assistance and other support. Click the see more details link below for more information on available support and assistance.
Local authorities are responsible for civil defence emergency management (CDEM) in their area. If life or property is threatened always dial 111 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.
Get Ready Week is held every year to mark the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (13 October). This year the theme for Get Ready Week is Prepared Kids.
10 Nov 2016 - 9:30am
Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill passing its third reading in Parliament today.
04 Nov 2016 - 12:16pm
The UN General Assembly has made 5 November World Tsunami Awareness Day with the first one being held this year. It’s a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them.
02 Nov 2016 > 03 Nov 2016
2-3 November, James Cook Hotel, Wellington. Representatives from regional Lifelines Groups, national lifeline utilities, research agencies and others involved in infrastructure resilience planning are invited to the annual National Lifelines Forum 2016.