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22 May, 2015

Building better connections between Asia and the Pacific

I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at this International Conference on the Future of Asia. New Zealand considers itself very much an active country of this region.

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19 May, 2015

Minister to represent government at Nikkei Forum and PALM Summit in Japan

Civil Defence, Youth and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will travel to Japan tomorrow, to represent the government at the 2015 Nikkei Forum and the seventh Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting (PALM).

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28 April, 2015

New Zealand ShakeOut 2015 launched today

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today launched New Zealand ShakeOut 2015, a six month campaign leading up to a national earthquake drill at 9.15am on 15 October 2015.

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24 April, 2015

Update on 6.2 St Arnaud earthquake

GeoNet recorded a 6.2 earthquake located 35km south-east of St Arnaud, at a depth of 52km, just after 3.30pm today.

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24 March, 2015

Work to improve Chatham Islands’ resilience

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says Cyclone Pam highlighted potential improvements that could be made to strengthen the Chatham Islands’ resilience against future emergencies.

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18 March, 2015

Minister thanks all involved in cyclone response

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has thanked everyone involved in preparing for and responding to the effects of Cyclone Pam in New Zealand.

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15 March, 2015

Affected areas should prepare for severe weather

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says communities in the northeast of the North Island from Cape Reinga to Hawkes Bay, and outer islands such as the Chatham Islands, should make sure they’re prepared for the possible impact of Cyclone Pam.

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24 February, 2015

Minister presents 2015 civil defence awards

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye tonight presented awards to a number of people who have made significant contributions to civil defence emergency management in New Zealand.

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24 February, 2015

Speech to New Zealand Emergency Management & Business Resilience Summit

Since I spoke to you at last year’s summit, there have been major changes at the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, known as MCDEM.

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27 January, 2015

New year good time to prepare for emergencies

With many of us finishing our summer break and gearing up for the new work and school year, now’s the time to check that we’re prepared for an emergency, says Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye.

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9 December, 2014

Minister welcomes new Director of Civil Defence

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye welcomes the appointment of Sarah Stuart-Black, the new Director at the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).

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27 November, 2014

Speech to Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management ‘National Controllers’ Forum’

I’m pleased to have this opportunity to acknowledge the important role you play in emergencies, and to join you as you learn, share ideas and reflect on the past and the future.

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