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Christchurch Business Access Addressed Following Earthquake

Access to businesses in the cordoned red zone of Christchurch city is being addressed by the National Controller, Civil Defence Minister John Carter said today.

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March 25th, 2011 at 7:37 am

Auckland Civil Defence Initiatives

Mayor Len Brown has announced three new initiatives to better prepare Auckland for civil emergencies. The initiatives include the development of neighbourhood and community emergency preparedness plans, a plan to give social media a key role in emergency preparedness and the announcement of a major regional civil defence exercise early next year.

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November 12th, 2010 at 10:16 am

Wellington Tests Tsunami Sirens

Wellington’s tsunami warning sirens will be blaring in the central city and coastal suburbs on Wednesday 20 October as part of a national tsunami readiness exercise.

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October 19th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Regions & Categories: Civil Defence,New Zealand,Wellington


Thanks to Firefighters Following Canterbury Earthquake

Nathan Guy has visited Canterbury firefighters to thank them for their efforts and inspect recovery work. The Fire Service have moved from their initial involvement with assisting medical incidents and freeing trapped people to dealing with structural incidents.

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September 11th, 2010 at 7:37 am

Canterbury Services Recovering Following Earthquake

Civil Defence Director, John Hamilton says public services are recovering in the Canterbury region, despite a series of aftershocks that accelerated this morning after a relative lull yesterday.

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September 10th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Christchurch Quake Information Update 26

Update 26 from the Civil Defence regarding the Christchurch earthquake.

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September 8th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Christchurch Quake Information Update 23

Update 23 from the Civil Defence regarding the Christchurch earthquake. Information for Christchurch residents and those wishing to assist. All schools will remain closed until at least Wednesday morning.

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September 6th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Christchurch Quake Information Update 10

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred in Christchurch at 0435 hours, 4 September 2010. Several aftershocks of between magnitude 3.9 and 5.2 have occurred and more aftershocks are expected. The likelihood of aftershocks of up to around magnitude 6 will remain for the next week.

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September 4th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

ChileQuake National Warning: Tsunami Threat to NZ

A tsunami was generated from the 8.8 magnitude quake in Chile on 27 Feb 2010. Causing a threat to beach and small boats corresponding to wave heights less than 1 metre.

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February 28th, 2010 at 6:59 am

Regions & Categories: Civil Defence,New Zealand