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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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)