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Never Happens? Happens campaign launched

20 Jul 2016

11:06 AM

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has announced the launch of a new campaign encouraging Kiwis to be better prepared for emergencies.

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Cascadia Rising tests US and Canada

23 Jun 2016

01:06 PM

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management National Operations Team Leader Jo Guard recently attended the International Observer Programme for Cascadia Rising – a major earthquake and tsunami exercise held in the US and Canada over the period 7-10 June 2016.

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Funding boost to improve NZ’s resilience to natural hazards

22 Jun 2016

11:06 AM

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that eight regions have been awarded funding grants from the 2016 Resilience Fund, an annual fund of $889,000 administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM).

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CDEM Award winners announced

02 Jun 2016

08:06 AM

CDEM Award winners were announced at the Ministerial Awards and Conference Dinner on Wednesday 1 June.

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National Conference Programme and Workshop information

27 May 2016

02:06 PM

We’re looking forward to a week of discussion and development with our Conference and Workshops on 31st- 3rd June.

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National Conference speakers announced and new workshop

11 May 2016

11:06 AM

With just over three weeks to go, we’re pleased to reveal that speakers will include the Hon. Nikki Kaye (Minister for Civil Defence and Emergency Management), Sir Ray Avery (pharmaceutical scientist, inventor, and social entrepreneur), Dr Norman Chom (strategist, organisational development and ‘future-builder’), Dr Chris Galloway (Massey University senior lecturer specialising in risk and crisis communications) and Said Faisal (executive director of the AHA Centre).

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No Tsunami Threat to NZ from Vanuatu 6.9 Earthquake

03 Apr 2016

09:06 PM

MCDEM has assessed the information about tonight's quake 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.

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Updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups

17 Feb 2016

03:06 PM

The updated Tsunami Evacuation Zones: Directors’ Guideline for CDEM Groups [DGL 08/16] has been published.

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New Ministry of Health advice on infant feeding in an emergency

15 Feb 2016

03:06 PM

The Ministry of Health has published advice for health practitioners, district health board emergency management staff and consumers on infant feeding in an emergency.

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New National Capability Assessment Report

16 Dec 2015

12:06 PM

A new Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management report shows that civil defence organisations across the country are much better prepared to deliver for their communities today than they were three years ago.

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