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.

New Zealand ShakeOut | Whakahaumaru Aotearoa

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

ShakeOut is held across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake — Drop, Cover and Hold — and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if in a coastal area.

 A classroom doing Drop, Cover and Hold

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

COVID-19 information

The Unite against COVID-19 website is the central place for information about a range of government services designed to support New Zealand to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

It also has information about the measures required to combat the COVID-19 virus including an outline of New Zealand's Alert Level system.

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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.

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Make a plan

Make a plan with your family/flatmates/friends 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.

Fill in the form, print it out, stick it on the fridge and make sure everyone knows the plan.

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. The alerts are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.

Learn more
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What's the Plan Stan? game

The What's the Plan Stan? game teaches kids what goes in their emergency kit, what hazards could harm them in an emergency situation, and what the main messages are for an emergency event.

Play the game (geoargames.com)
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