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Ngā rauemi

A searchable index of useful emergency preparedness resources.

You can refine your selection by choosing from the topic and languages lists below.

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Watch this video on landslides produced by National Geographic.

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The School Journal supports students in years 4−8 to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the reading demands of all the curriculum areas.

“A Bit of a Bang” by David Hill. School Journal, Part 4, No. 3, 2004
“The Race” by Rose Quilter. School Journal, Part 3, No. 1, 2011
“The Strength of Roots” by Marisa Maepu. School Journal, Level 4, March 2012
“Flood” by Sonny Mulheron. School Journal Part 2, No. 2, 2004
“The Matata Flood: Ethan Beach's Story” by Adrian Muller. School Journal, Part 4, No. 1, 2007
“Severe Weather” by Sarah Wilcox. School Journal Story Library, No. 1, 2012

Search Instructional Series or PM readers for books that you will already have in your school.

Play this disaster simulation game to help citizens survive various disasters.

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See photos from previous emergency events in New Zealand.

Listen to the sounds of an earthquake in this video created by Georgia Tech

Drop, Cover, Hold

Download and print these posters in English on what to do in an earthquake. Put them up in your home, school, work or community space.

Remember to Drop, Cover and Hold in an earthquake. If you use a walker or wheelchair, Lock, Cover and Hold.

drop-cover-bed-pos-a4-en-oct19.pdf pdf 1.3 MB
drop-cover-bed-stay-pos-a4-en-oct19.pdf pdf 1.5 MB
drop-cover-cane-pos-a4-en-oct19.pdf pdf 1.3 MB
drop-cover-cane-sit-pos-a4-en-dec19.pdf pdf 851 KB
drop-cover-car-pos-a4-en-oct19.pdf pdf 1.4 MB
drop-cover-car-shakes-pos-a4-en-oct19.pdf pdf 887 KB
drop-cover-hold-pos-a4-en-dec16.pdf pdf 102 KB
drop-cover-walker-pos-a4-en-oct19.pdf pdf 1.1 MB
drop-cover-wheelchair-pos-a4-en-oct19.pdf pdf 1.1 MB
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Keeping everyone healthy and safe at work doesn’t mean buying expensive equipment and doing lots of paperwork. It does mean taking a proactive approach and getting everyone at work involved.

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Continuity and contingency planning is about being prepared for all types of disruptions. Use the business.govt.nz step-by-step guide to get your plan sorted. It’s vital to your business’s survival.

Water supplies, including drinking water, could be affected in an emergency. Have a supply of stored water for three days or more. Find out more about storing water.

 Drop, Cover and Hold

Drop, Cover and Hold is the right action to take in an earthquake. Watch this short video to find out more about Drop Cover and Hold.

Read this story about earthquakes in English and te reo Māori.

earthquake-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 303 KB
earthquake-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 489 KB

We’ve compiled helpful answers to frequently asked questions about Emergency Mobile Alert.

If an earthquake is Long or Strong, Get Gone. Watch this short video to find about Long or Strong, Get Gone.

Watch this NZSL video for an overview of Emergency Mobile Alert.

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Find emergency and disaster updates from the National Emergency Management Agency. For advice on preparing for disasters follow the @NZGetReady Twitter channel.

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A collection of school journal stories for teaching volcanoes.

“A Bit of a Bang” by David Hill. School Journal, Part 4, No. 3, 2004.
“Understanding Volcanoes” by Tessa Duder. Connected 1, 2011.

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