Types of hazards | Ngā momo matepā

In New Zealand we have a lot of natural hazards. Find out what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.

Other hazards | Ētahi atu mōrearea

There are a number of different hazards in New Zealand. Find out about other hazards, and who is responsible for managing emergencies related to these hazards.

Find out about other hazards in New Zealand

New Zealand ShakeOut | Whakahaumaru Aotearoa

New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place Thursday 28 October at 9:30am.

Sign up now to take part.

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What's the Plan, Stan?

What's the Plan, Stan?

What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers and students to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events.

Explore our resource for schools
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Make a plan

Make a plan with your whānau to get through an emergency. Think about the things you need every day and work out what you would do if you didn’t have them.

Make a plan
Emergency Mobile Alert

Emergency Mobile Alert

Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.

Learn about Emergency Mobile Alert
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Advice for disabled people

If you have a disability or any requirements that may put you at greater risk in an emergency, find advice to get ready. See what steps you can take and find information in New Zealand Sign Language and audio format.

Find advice for disabled people

COVID-19 information

The Unite against COVID-19 website has the latest information about COVID-19 and the government's response.

If you think you have COVID-19, call Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or talk to your doctor.

Learn more about COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)
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