It's all go down at Te Roto Drive in Paraparaumu. We're here talking emergency preparedness, have tsunami maps for you to check out and a grab and go getaway kit challenge happening. Come say hi!! ????#expressyourself
Can't get hold of a water tank? Visit the neighbours!

Neighbouring council, that is. We understand that it's a bit tricky to get hold of the emergency water tanks in Wellington City at the moment, especially with such high demand.

The good news is, ALL of the councils in the Wellington Region sell the tanks, so it might actually be easier to pop to the neighbouring district to grab one. ...
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What is your BEST PREPAREDNESS RESOURCE?

Hint – it’s not that can of beans you’ve been hiding under your bed.
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It’s your pre-existing relationships. The evidence demonstrates time and again that it’s these relationships that you are going to lean on in times of stress.

Check out this article by Prof Daniel Aldrich about the vital role of social networks...
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Recovering from disasters: Social networks matter more than bottled water and batteries

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A guest post from our friends at Capital & Coast District Health Board!

For people with diabetes, being prepared in the event of a disaster, includes having access to your medication or insulin at all times. At Capital and Coast DHB we have prepared this checklist to make it easier to plan and prepare your Diabetes Emergency Survival Kit. In light of our recent weather events and...
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Diabetes: emergency survival kit | CCDHB

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UPDATE 12:52pm - The Rimutaka Hill rd has re-opened.

ROAD CLOSED: #SH2 Rimutaka Hill is CLOSED due to strong winds. Please delay your travel or use an alternative route. Check out NZTA for more details. Also, you may want to check for flight delays for both Kapiti and Wellington airports if you are flying out of the region today. - Lisa
RAIN AND WIND WARNING for us *Wellington* Bears

Tonight through to Monday morning we're in for another lovely summers evening. We can expect 150 to 250mm of RAIN over 24 hours in the Tararuas. This rain dump can make our rivers rise and can cause surface flooding.

We'll also get some strong north-west WIND in exposed places in Wellington (120-150km/h) and Wairarapa (120-140k/h).

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It's afternoon break time Hutt-ians! Come on down to see us for preparedness tips and.... some SUN! That's right everyone, the sun has made an appearance! Quick! Get on down here! ???? ☉
Does YOUR business have even a simple Business Continuity Plan in place? If not, you really should...

Due to high demand, we've opened up an extra BCP workshop next Tuesday morning for Wellington City and have a few extra spaces available.

We offer these two hour workshops for FREE to any business or community organisation. In just two hours, we walk you through the basics of business...
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Business Continuity Planning workshops | Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

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If your house or property was damaged in the 14 November earthquake then please make sure you put your claim in by 14 February - that’s next Tuesday!

You can lodge your claim with your private insurer OR with EQC.

For information about the EQC claims process then see their website:
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So guess what I’ll be getting round to finally doing tonight! Sarah

Kaikoura - lodge your claim by 14 February deadline | EQC Earthquake Commission

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COME SEE US AT HUTT CITY POP UP BEACH

Come on down to get some fresh air and some preparedness tips
at the Hutt City Council's pop up beach by the Riverbank carpark TOMORROW 3-5pm. In the coming days there will also be coffee carts, food trucks, acoustic music and plenty more onsite, so make sure to check it out!

We'll be there tomorrow to answer any questions you have about being prepared...
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KAPITI GREENER NEIGHBOURHOODS CIVIL DEFENCE CHALLENGE

WREMO and the Kapiti Coast District Council's Greener Neighbourhoods programme invite you to join us for a series of fun challenges that will test your knowledge and capacity to work together with your neighbours and friends to find solutions to critical needs all communities will face in a disaster.

This Sunday 12 February from 3pm -...
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Have you been involved with our Community Response & Resilience workshops in your area? We are about to start a new series in Berhampore, come and join in, or let us know if you’d like to make sure your patch has a plan. - Jason

Berhampore community association start new year with resilience plans

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SCHOOL'S BACK! So who's going to pick up the kids from school if you can't get there? Lots of schools will be sending out paperwork to collect the names of the people that you trust to take your kids home when you can't be there, so they've got up to date records for the year.

Make sure you give them the names of people who can walk to the school - but it can be anyone you trust enough to...
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ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1931 HAWKE’S BAY EARTHQUAKE

Today, we remember all the lives lost, the families who lost loved ones, the people who came into help those in need and those who had to rebuild the city, their homes, businesses and livelihoods.

We also remember that it was the people, he tangata, that were at the heart of this event. A collective effort of thousands, doing what they could...
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Update on flooding in Kapiti
Are You and Your Neighbours Prepared for Anything?

On February 12th neighbourhood groups are invited to put their disaster preparedness to the test by taking part in the Waikanae Beach Civil Defence Challenge. It's a Top Town style event with short-fire challenges that address the five Critical Needs of a disaster. Sign-up your team of six or more people to come along to the beach in front...
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Civil Defence Challenge: Waikanae Beach

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What are the chances of your business continuing if we have another earthquake?

If last November taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared - especially small to medium sized business in our region who need to get up and running quickly after such an disruptive event.

We’re kicking off the New Year by running more FREE Business Continuity Planning workshops across the region. ...
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Business Continuity Planning workshops | Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

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Someone was taking a quiet moment to read up on our household emergency preparedness guide…

Take some time out to talk to your family about what you would do in an emergency. But maybe over dinner rather than the dunny. Discuss how you would contact each other and meet up if you couldn’t get home.

If you don’t have one of our hard copy guides to read, you can go through it online: [...
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Some useful information for those who are medically dependent on having a power supply. You need to plan for what to do when the power goes out! [ Stuff.co.nz Link ] - Kerry

Jenny Cameron: Have a plan for when power's out

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