Emergency event education fits well with the New Zealand Curriculum learning areas of health and physical education, and social studies.

What's the Plan Stan?

What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers and students to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events.

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What's the Plan, Stan?

Historical emergencies

Emergencies can happen anywhere in New Zealand. We've compiled a list of different historical emergencies that have happened throughout New Zealand.

See what emergencies have happened in your region.

Te Hīkoi a Rūaumoko

Te Hīkoi a Rūaumoko | Rūaumoko's Walk is a bi-lingual children’s book based on Kahungunu legends and dialect. It tells the story of what to do in an earthquake and tsunami.

It was developed by:

  • Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management
  • Ministry of Education
  • Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated
  • Te Ūranga Waka at the Eastern Institute of Technology, and
  • Kahungunu Kōhanga Reo Tari.
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Te Hīkoi a Rūaumoko | Rūaumoko's Walk is a bi-lingual children’s book based on Kahungunu legends and dialect. It tells the story of what to do in an earthquake and tsunami. Find Te Hīkoi a Rūaumoko on the Hawke's Bay Emergency Management website.

The tsunami that washed time away

The tsunami that washed time away is a Ministry of Education teachers resource focused on researching a historic tsunami in Henderson Bay in Northland.

Watch this slide presentation that focuses on researching a historic tsunami in Henderson Bay in Northland.