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26 October, 2012

Disaster Risk Reduction conference a success

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain says New Zealand's response to disaster management is setting a benchmark for countries in Asia and the Pacific.

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19 October, 2012

Tremain to visit Indonesia for Disaster Risk Reduction conference

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain will travel to Indonesia next week to attend the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

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5 October, 2012

Review into earthquake response released

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain says the independent review of the response to the 22 February Christchurch earthquake confirms the strength of our civil defence systems.

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26 September, 2012

New Zealand ShakeOut huge success

Minister of Civil Defence Chris Tremain has praised the efforts of the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management for its successful first ever nationwide ShakeOut earthquake drill.

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4 September, 2012

1,000,000 people registered for NZ’s biggest earthquake drill

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain is congratulating the one million New Zealanders who have signed up for Exercise ShakeOut, the first-ever nationwide earthquake drill.

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24 July, 2012

Over 500,000 ready to Drop, Cover and Hold

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain says the first nationwide ShakeOut drill has reached the half way target with over 500,000 people now registered to take part.

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20 July, 2012

No room for complacency about disasters

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain says that the latest Colmar Brunton survey on emergency preparedness shows that there is no room for complacency when it comes to hazards.

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4 July, 2012

Timely reminder to be prepared

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain says the earthquake centred off the Taranaki Coast is a timely reminder for New Zealanders to be earthquake prepared.

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28 June, 2012

Minister launches new Get Ready ads

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain today launched the new Get Ready series of advertisements at Mt Roskill primary school in Auckland.

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26 June, 2012

Forum learns from earthquake volunteers

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain and Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew have responded to concerns raised by volunteers about the challenges they faced providing assistance during the Canterbury earthquakes.

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18 June, 2012

Ministers to host Volunteers Forum

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain and Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew have announced they will be hosting a volunteers’ forum in Christchurch on 25 June. This will enable volunteers to discuss the challenges they faced providing assistance during the earthquakes.

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30 May, 2012

Over 100,000 ready to Drop, Cover and Hold

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain says that an initial milestone has been reached today with over 100,000 people registered to participate in the first nationwide ShakeOut earthquake drill.

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29 March, 2012

Minister launches nationwide earthquake campaign

Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain today launched New Zealand ShakeOut, the biggest earthquake public education campaign ever staged in New Zealand.

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28 December, 2011

Civil Defence Minister thanks volunteers

The Minister of Civil Defence, Chris Tremain, travelled to Christchurch yesterday to work with volunteers in the Student Army.

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15 December, 2011

Minister visits Nelson in wake of floods

Civil Defence Minister, Chris Tremain, together with Nelson MP, Nick Smith, is this morning visiting Nelson in response to the floods that hit the region over the last 24 hours.

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