When an emergency happens, civil defence and emergency services will be busy helping the people who need them most.
It’s up to you to make sure your family, and the people you care about, know what to do.
Planning for emergencies makes good business sense. It helps keep you and your workers safe and minimises downtime.
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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.
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.
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
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
New Zealand ShakeOut is our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, taking place on Thursday 15 October 2020 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.Sign up
If you, or a member of your household, is disabled or has any special requirements that may affect your/their ability to cope in an emergency, check out our advice on how to get ready for an emergency.Learn more