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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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Sketchfab allows students to create interactive 3D maps, which can be used to model emergency events.

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This New Zealand ShakeOut audio announcement can be used to facilitate your Drop Cover and Hold earthquake drill. Play it through a speaker or PA so everyone knows the correct action to take.

DrillDay-Shakeout-and-Tsunami-Hikoi-audio-Sep18_2.mp3 mp3 1.9 MB
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EQC has resources that will help you better prepare for natural disasters, and to recover afterwards.

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These downloadable emergency stories are suitable for all levels and available in English and te reo Māori.

earthquake-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 303 KB
earthquake-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 489 KB
flood-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 316 KB
flood-story-mi-feb18.pdf pdf 557 KB
non-natural-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 68 KB
storm-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 240 KB
storm-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 587 KB
tsunami-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 318 KB
tsunami-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 568 KB
volcano-story-en-may09.pdf pdf 300 KB
volcano-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 486 KB
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Building Science Concepts provide a structured approach for teaching science concepts, helping teachers to build students' understandings from simple to more complex scientific ideas and to relate these to students' existing understandings of the world around them. If your school does not have these titles, they can be ordered at Down the Back of the Chair: Ministry of Education Resource Catalogue (requires login).

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Emergency events
Assessment Resource Banks houses assessment resources in maths, science and English for students working in levels 1–5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.
You will need to create an account to use these assessment resources.

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Floods
The Assessment resource bank houses assessment resources in maths, science and English for students working in levels 1–5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.
You will need to create an account to use these assessment resources.

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Tsunami
The Assessment resource bank houses assessment resources in maths, science and English for students working in levels 1–5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.
You will need to create an account to use these assessment resources.

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Storms
The Assessment resource bank houses assessment resources in maths, science and English for students working in levels 1–5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.
You will need to create an account to use these assessment resources.

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Landslides
The Assessment resource bank houses assessment resources in maths, science and English for students working in levels 1–5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.
You will need to create an account to use these assessment resources.

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Volcanoes
The Assessment resource bank houses assessment resources in maths, science and English for students working in levels 1–5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.
You will need to create an account to use these assessment resources.

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Earthquakes
The Assessment resource bank houses assessment resources in maths, science and English for students working in levels 1–5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.
You will need to create an account to use these assessment resources.

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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

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Stop Disasters! is a disaster simulation game. This resource requires reading and maths skills. It asks students to make the best use of their available funds to help more citizens survive various disasters. Good for global thinking about emergency events.

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Drop, Cover and Hold is the right action to take in an earthquake. It stops you being knocked over, makes you a smaller target for falling and flying objects and protects your head, neck and vital organs. Videos produced by the Southern California Earthquake Center.

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

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

1-drop-cover-hold-pos-a4-en-dec16.pdf pdf 340 KB
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drop-cover-bed-stay-pos-a4-en-oct19.pdf pdf 1.5 MB
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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-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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Download and print this poster in English and put it up in your home, school or workplace. Remember if an earthquake is LONG or STRONG, GET GONE.

long-strong-earthquake-pos-a4-en-dec16.pdf pdf 324 KB
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Keeping everyone healthy and safe at work doesn’t necessarily mean buying expensive equipment and lots of paperwork. It does mean taking a proactive approach and getting everyone at work involved.

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