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Civil Defence Minister John Carter today praised three international agreements that will bring New Zealand, Australian and United States civil defence agencies closer together.

“These agreements will allow the agencies to support each other during and after emergencies, including maintaining 24/7 contact points as necessary,” Mr Carter says.

“Our agencies will be better able to share information, expertise and experience to help reduce risks and improve readiness before emergencies.”

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence

Civil Defence Minister John Carter will present the Ministerial Awards for Civil Defence Emergency Management in Hastings tonight.

The awards were introduced by Mr Carter in October 2009 to recognise career and volunteer personnel with the New Zealand Civil Defence sector.

“Emergencies will happen to communities – we don’t know when or where, but we know that they will strike. Civil Defence volunteers play an integral and extremely important part in responding to events” says Mr Carter.

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence

Civil Defence Minister John Carter is attending the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Incheon, South Korea 25-28 October 2010.

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence

The Civil Defence awards are designed to complement existing awards, including New Zealand royal honours and mayoral awards.

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence

Get Ready Week is underway (10-16 October) and this annual awareness raising is likely to resonate with the public after the Canterbury earthquake, Civil Defence Minister John Carter said to

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence
  • Earthquake Recovery

States of emergency in the three Canterbury districts worst affected by the 4 September earthquake will remain in place until 12 noon Thursday 16 September, Civil Defence Minister John Carter said

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence
  • Earthquake Recovery

Civil Defence Emergency Management has passed its biggest test in recent history, Civil Defence Minister John Carter said today.

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence
  • Earthquake Recovery

The day after the 7.1 earthquake hit Christchurch and surrounding areas, the safety of people in the area remains the top priority for Civil Defence Minister John Carter.

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence
  • Earthquake Recovery

Civil Defence Minister John Carter has today launched a DVD designed to give potentially life-saving advice on emergency planning to the deaf and hearing impaired.

  • John Carter
  • Tariana Turia
  • Civil Defence
  • Disability Issues

Despite the death and destruction caused by the massive earthquakes in Haiti and Chile this year, most New Zealanders are still complacent about preparing for such an event here, Minister of Civil

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence

New Zealanders who didn't heed the national tsunami warning issued yesterday in the wake of the Chilean earthquake, need to realise this was a serious event, Civil Defence Minister John Carter said

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence

Minister of Civil Defence John Carter today announced that E-Sponder will supply an electronic emergency management information system (EMIS) for use in the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC)

  • John Carter
  • Civil Defence