New Zealand ShakeOut is our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi. It's taking place Thursday 27 October 2022 at 9:30am.
ShakeOut takes place across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake. Drop, Cover and Hold. You can also practice a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation walk) if you're in a coastal area.
Sign up for ShakeOut 2022 and be in the draw to win a civil defence wheelie bin or personal grab bag.
We have lots of resources you can use to encourage others to practice their earthquake and tsunami drills. Download posters, factsheets and more.
Use this New Zealand ShakeOut audio announcement to start your earthquake drill. Play it through a speaker or PA so everyone knows the correct action to take.
Download and print our Kids Challenge so kids can be the teachers at home and show their whānau how to get prepared. There are eight challenges for kids to complete with an adult.
If your school is taking part, return the challenge to a teacher to enter the draw to win some prizes!