Monday 30 Mar - 1:15 pm
MCDEM has assessed the information with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the 7.6M earthquake which struck near Papua New Guinea at 12.49pm (NZ time) on Monday 30 March 2015 is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand. This advisory has been issued to all local civil defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media. Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand. This will be the final message issued for this event unless the event parameters change significantly.
Local authorities are responsible for civil defence emergency management (CDEM) in their area.
If life or property is threatened always dial 111 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.
Media play a key role in providing public information during potential and actual emergencies. The Ministry provides information to the media as openly and quickly as possible so it can be reported and the public informed.
To assist your local Civil Defence organisation in the event of an emergency, why not become a volunteer?
12 May 2015 > 13 May 2015
The next Exercise Writing and Management Course will be run in Auckland on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 May 2015 (previously advertised as 21 and 22 April).
30 Mar 2015 - 10:03AM
Impact is published quarterly by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management on topics of interest to the civil defence emergency management sector. The aim is to share information and lessons, and to celebrate successes. This edition features a foreword from the Minister; articles about flooding in Westport, Taranaki targets whanau resilience, new CDEM website for Hawke's Bay, Auckland CDEM helps swot Auckland fruit fly and more.
25 Feb 2015 - 08:03AM
The Ministry for Primary Industries is taking urgent action to eradicate the fruit fly population discovered in Auckland and is confident of success given the resources and expertise at its disposal.