New Zealand ShakeOut is our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi.
A recording of NZ ShakeOut at Matatā Public School is available on the NZ Civil Defence Facebook page.
ShakeOut is a self-run drill 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 | Waitohu mai
To take part in the drill, sign up your school, organisation or household. It takes two minutes to sign up everyone and we’ll send you all the information you need to do the drill.
Wherever you are during New Zealand ShakeOut, you can take part in the drill. Just Drop, Cover and Hold for up to one minute, and if you’re in a coastal area practise your tsunami hīkoi.