Nationwide test

The next nationwide test will be on 26 May 2024 between 6-7pm. We test the Emergency Mobile Alert system each year. This is a necessary part of making sure the system works well.

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Types of hazards | Ngā momo matepā

In New Zealand we have a lot of natural hazards. Find out what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.

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Drop, Cover and Hold

Drop, Cover and Hold is the right action to take in an earthquake. It stops you being knocked over, makes you a smaller target, and protects your head, neck and vital organs.

Learn how to Drop, Cover and Hold
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Emergency Mobile Alert

Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.

Learn about Emergency Mobile Alert
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Make a plan

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and often without warning. It is important to make emergency plans so you know what to do when an emergency happens.
Make a plan for your home, work, school, marae or community.

Make your emergency plans
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Get your community ready

Help your friends, family and community get prepared for emergencies. Get to know your neighbours and plan for an emergency with your community.

Find out how to get your community ready