(A family sits around the dinner table, passing food between them and chatting. The camera pans down the table to a girl at the end holding up a clipboard.)

Girl: Whakarongo! [Listen up!]

(The girl thumps down her clipboard and the family stop talking to listen. The family turn to look at her.)

Girl: Are we prepared for when a disaster strikes?

(The girl looks at her family and they look unsure.)

(Close up of the girl leaning over to her brother.)

Girl: If we were deep in the danger zone would you be ready?

(The brother shakes his head.)

(The girl paces at the end of the table.)

Girl: It doesn't take much but we do need a plan. Like who will pick us up from school if mum and dad can't?

(The dad shrugs.)

Dad: Uncle

[Music starts]

(Outside in the driveway, the girl and her uncle pulse to the music coming from the minivan behind them. They look at each other and nod.)

(Inside at the table, the girl checks off an item on her checklist.)

(Outside again with her uncle, the girl looks up as she realises something.)

[Music stops]

Girl: What about Mr. V from next door?

(The uncle points to the side and we pan over to see the family's neighbour walking down his driveway with his walker.)

[Music starts]

Uncle: 'Sup Mr. V

(The uncle and neighbour nod at each other.)

[Music stops]

(Back inside, the girl leans over her cousin.)

Girl: And what are you gonna do?

Cousin: I don't even live here.

[Music starts]

(The cousin leans away as the girl leans closer.)

(In a garage, the cousin stands by his two friends.)

Cousin: Hey guys, my cuz [cousin] says we need to make a plan.

[Music stops]

(The friends laugh at the cousin, but he clears his throat and the friends turn to see the girl in the doorway looking grumpy.)

[Music starts]

(The cousin and his friends smile and give the girl a thumbs up. A third friend appears and sits up from a weight bench to do the same.)

(Back inside, the girl paces at the end of the table.)

Girl: We've gotta look after each other.

(The girl points.)

Girl: Even Charles Barkley.

(A dog sits on the floor and tilts head with a whine.)

[Music stops]

(At the table, the mother taps the brother on the shoulder.)

[Music starts]

(All the family file out of the house past the girl. The brother is at the front with the dog in a baby carrier. The girl ticks her checklist as they file past.

Girl: Have your own prep talk so you and your whānau [family] know what to do in a disaster.

(The Civil Defence and New Zealand Government logos appear on the screen. As well as a clipboard that reads 'Have a prep talk getready.govt.nz'.)

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