Do you have 5 minutes to spare?
Help us try-out the proposed structure of the new website - we’ve got some simple questions and we need to see if you could find the answer…
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Many thanks to those who complete the survey over the weekend, you’re helping Mittens and the rest of us get better prepared – Sarah
Do you have 5 minutes to spare Help us tryout the proposed
Greg Hyland
Andrea Jones
Check our tsunami evacuations zones - available online here - [ Getprepared.org.nz Link ] Have a nosey at them now, and plan your evacuation route if anywhere that you live, work or play is in an evacuation zone. - Kerry
Check our tsunami evacuations zones available online here Have a nosey at
Elaine Bray Meszaros
Want to find out more about the tsunami Blue Lines planned for Lower Hutt? Come along next Tuesday night! - Ash
Want to find out more about the tsunami Blue Lines planned for

Blue Lines Public Meeting

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We need YOU to help us improve our new website!

Behind the scenes we have been working on developing and building a website, well, really two new websites – we are proposing a single back-end with two faces that reflect the different parts of our organisation:
- WREMO.nz will be focus on the information we provide in an emergency as well as our corporate information
- Getprepared.nz will...
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Welcome to the Get Prepared Website Sitemap Test | Treejack by Optimal Workshop

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Dawn O'Connor
Heidi Williams
Wendy Garlick
You've got a place to stay sorted while you're away from home, you've got the snacks and drinks sorted for while you're on the road, you've got your meet-up points sorted for your convoy, you've worked out which way you need to go now since the Manawatu Gorge is still closed. Is emergency planning really any different? - Kerry
Youve got a place to stay sorted while youre away from home
LEARNING HOW TO HELP EACH OTHER IN A DISASTER
On Saturday we ran a mock community exercise in Silverstream to help community members practise how they could help one another in a disaster. It was a great day and thanks to all those who came along and really got into the exercise!

Thanks also to Silverstream School, Silverstream Lions, Neighbourhood Support Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt Community...
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LEARNING HOW TO HELP EACH OTHER IN A DISASTER
Greg Hyland
Joy Imlay Stanford
Sandra Rowe
Looking for something to do over the weekend?

MIRAMAR EMERGENCY - If you're in Miramar come and join our resilience building workshop and help plan how our community can work together to help each other after a big earthquake. - Jason

IF you're in UPPER HUTT - come along to our Community Earthquake Response Day @ Silverstream School, Saturday 10am-12pm. - Mischa
Looking for something to do over the weekend
Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz)
Cathy Sneyd
LOOKING FOR A MORE QUAKE-PROOF WATER SUPPLY

Wellington Water is looking for drinking water under the harbour, off the shore near Miramar. Exploratory work is about to start to see whether the Waiwhetu aquifer, which already provides much of Wellington and Hutt's water, extends that far across the harbour. If successful, residents in that part of Wellington may not face the currently...
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LOOKING FOR A MORE QUAKEPROOF WATER SUPPLY

Drilling to begin to access Wellington's undersea freshwater

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Duane McGregor
Rebecca Morris
Heather Garside
It's New Zealand Sign Language Week! Check out some of the videos available on being prepared, in NZSL. - Kerry

[ Youtube.com Link ] - Earthquakes
[ Youtube.com Link ] - Tsunamis
Its New Zealand Sign Language Week Check out some of the videos

Civil Defence DVD-Earthquake

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Karen Jones
Getting families together after an emergency

Last Friday, Silverstream School ran a drill to test their procedures to reunify children and their caregivers during an emergency.

We are thrilled to see this practise as it is an important drill for the school staff and also, for parents to know what to do!

Do you work in the city? How long would it take for you to get to your child's school...
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Getting families together after an emergency
Join us on Saturday 13th May 2017, from 10am-12pm to take part in a test activation of one of our Community Emergency Hubs (Civil Defence Centre) in Upper Hutt, followed by a community barbeque.

Do you work outside of Upper Hutt? Are you prepared? How would you get home? Who would pick up your kids from school? We will talk about some tips on how you can be better prepared!
Join us on Saturday 13th May 2017 from 10am12pm to take part

Upper Hutt Community Earthquake Response day

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Have you got a Grab Bag ready for if you have to evacuate quickly from home or your workplace? Make sure you pack the essentials! ;) - Mischa

Here's some tips for other essential items to include:
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Have you got a Grab Bag ready for if you have to
WREMO welcomes Consumer’s advice around emergency getaway kits.

Consumer New Zealand’s report released today ([ Consumer.org.nz Link ] gives people sound advice around buying emergency kits, says Wellington Regional Controller, Bruce Pepperell.

“WREMO agrees that building your own getaway kit is the best way to go, as well as making sure your household is prepared.

Getaway kits are just one...
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Welcome | Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

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Denise Downs
Andrei Zubkov
Confused how we can have two 50 year storms in two weeks? What’s going on, shouldn’t they only happen once every fifty years? How do statistical return periods really work as they can seem pretty misleading! - Jason
Confused how we can have two 50 year storms in two weeks

The 100 Year Flood Is Not What You Think It Is (Maybe)

Today on Practical Engineering we're talking about hydrology, and I took a little walk through my neighborhood to show you some infrastructure you may have n...

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Sue Elliott
Glenn Stewart
Chris Riddel
Join us on Saturday 6 May 2017, from 1-4pm to take part in a test activation of our Community Hub (Civil Defence Centre), followed by a community barbeque.
Join us on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 14pm to take part

Featherston earthquake response simulation

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Phil Et Jo Cutforth
Phil Et Jo Cutforth
Phil Et Jo Cutforth
WEATHER UPDATE - 11.15 am Thursday 13 April

The Metservice warnings for the Wellington region have not changed; they are still forecasting a short sharp burst of wind overnight; with some rain (but not warning levels) as the remnants of Cyclone Cook pass through the region.

At the moment it is 'business as usual' round the region - buses, trains, ferries, flights are running as normal. I...
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What's happening | Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)

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Carl Hawke
Awhi Ferguson
Shyz Khan
WEATHER UPDATE - 17.34

Evening all - yes it's a little bit wet out there. We’ve checked in with the Metservice and just wanted to give you an update for our region. For tomorrow afternoon through to Friday morning it looks like we are going to have gale force winds as the remnants of Cyclone Cook pass through the region.

These winds are going to go from sou-Easterly (Thur afternoon) to...
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Traffic and travel | NZ Transport Agency

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Ngahi Terekia
Sharon Palmer
Sophie Lauridsen
Live Facebook draw of our water tank...
Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz)
Diane Kenwright
Hariata Hema
Well, that was a bit of a shake! Sounds like Wairarapa had one a bit earlier too! - Kerry

Here's the details, it'll take a little time to be reviewed by a seismologist, so the numbers and exact location may shift around a little.

[ Geonet.org.nz Link ]

And here's the details for the earlier one - [ Geonet.org.nz Link ]
Well that was a bit of a shake Sounds like Wairarapa had one a bit earlier too Kerry

GeoNet - Quakes

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Curtis Estall
Ivy Guo
Cameron Robertson