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A searchable index of useful emergency preparedness 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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Landslides 101 is part of a series of natural disaster videos 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.

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.

 Woman  doing Drop, Cover and Hold under a table

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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The National Emergency Management Agency has 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 or workplace.

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 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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Continuity and contingency planning is about being prepared for all types of disruptions, e.g. an earthquake, broken equipment or losing a supplier — and quickly getting back on your feet. 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, so it is essential to have a supply of stored water. Find out more about storing water.

 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 for falling and flying objects and protects your head, neck and vital organs. Watch this short video to find out more about Drop Cover and Hold.

This story about earthquakes in English and te reo Māori is suitable for all ages.

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.

For a local source tsunami, which could arrive in minutes, there won’t be time for an official warning. It is important to recognise the natural warning signs and act quickly. Remember, Long or Strong, Get Gone.

This NZSL video gives an overview of Emergency Mobile Alert.

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

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