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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare have today confirmed initial Government support of $100,000 for communities affected by the severe weather that swept across the South Island and lower North Island over the weekend.

Civil Defence Minister Hon Peeni Henare today announced the establishment of the new National Emergency Management Agency from 1 December 2019.

Civil Defence Minister Hon Peeni Henare has recognised the long service of Chatham Islands Council Chief Executive Owen Pickles during a visit to the Chatham Islands today.

Civil Defence Minister Hon Peeni Henare says World Tsunami Awareness Day today (5 November) is a chance for all New Zealanders to learn more about the tsunami risk in our regions and the right actions to take to stay safe.

At 1.30pm tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world’s biggest earthquake drill.

Civil Defence Minister Hon Peeni Henare has recognised long serving Bay of Plenty Emergency Managers at a ceremony in Tauranga today.

It’s only a matter of time before a rupture of the Alpine Fault, and the South Island’s tourism sector is teaming up with emergency management partners to be better prepared.

Civil Defence Minister Hon Peeni Henare today announced that the Emergency Management Assistance Team has been established and is ready to be deployed to provide support in an emergency response.

Civil Defence Minister Minister Peeni Henare officially launched New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, at Te Papa’s new earthquake house today.

Getting ready for emergencies is easier than you think, and the new Get Ready website launched today will make it even easier.

Funding from Budget 2019 will establish a new national agency to strengthen New Zealand’s emergency management system, Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi said today.

Hon Kris Faafoi will attend the “Tech for Humanity” meeting of G7 Digital Ministers in Paris next week, and has added a further number of cyber engagements to planned travel to support the Government’s focus on international collaboration on cyber issues.

The Government has announced an extra $400,000 to help West Coasters recover from the devastating March floods. A medium-scale adverse event in the Westland District has also now been declared.

Projects planning for earthquakes from the Hikurangi subduction zone and improving Maori community engagement are among those receiving Government funding to support regions in building resilience to natural disasters and other emergencies, Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi announced today.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi and Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor have confirmed further Government support for the Tasman community, to help small businesses and animal welfare orga

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi and Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor have confirmed initial Government support for the Tasman community for people affected by the fires.

Almost twice as many people received the test Civil Defence emergency alert to their mobile phone at its last test – meaning more New Zealanders than ever are capable of getting a heads-up in an emergency.

Long serving emergency managers in the health sector have been recognised by Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi at the Health Emergency Managers Forum today.

World Tsunami Awareness Day today (Monday 5) is an opportunity for New Zealanders to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them, Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi says.

Work on a weather station is underway to help Tokelau build its knowledge of and resilience to climate change, Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi announced today.

Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi helped deliver emergency supplies from New Zealand to Tokelau today.

Getting your household prepared for a disaster could take just five minutes, Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi says, and they could be the best five minutes you’ve ever spent.

Helping communities prepare and respond to emergencies by ensuring they are well-informed and ready has never been more important, Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi says.