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What is New Zealand ShakeOut and tsunami hīkoi?

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.

Primary school students doing Drop, Cover and Hold

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.

New Zealand ShakeOut

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!

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New Zealand ShakeOut is proudly co-sponsored by the Earthquake Commission (EQC).