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Centralised hazard map portal for Hawke’s Bay

Centralised hazard map portal for Hawke’s Bay

It’s now even easier to find out more about the natural hazards where you live and work, with the latest version of the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence ...

2 July 2019

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Tsunami evacuation drill surprises Marewa trio

Tsunami evacuation drill surprises Marewa trio

“You either get up that hill or you don’t, and that’s up to you.” Napier resident Pip Mackay was one of a trio of flatmates who took on the...

7 June 2019

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Get emergency ready for Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Get emergency ready for Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Get to know your neighbours for this year’s Neighbours Day Aotearoa and make yourself more resilient to emergencies. Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence ...

21 March 2019

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Civil Defence demonstration this weekend

Civil Defence demonstration this weekend

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Civil Defence volunteer? See the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group volunteers in acti...

13 March 2019

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Ministry funding to boost Hawke’s Bay’s resilience

Ministry funding to boost Hawke’s Bay’s resilience

Hawke’s Bay’s resilience and planning for natural hazards was given a boost today thanks to $420,000 in Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Mana...

28 February 2019

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Earthquake anniversary reminder to be prepared

Earthquake anniversary reminder to be prepared

“We can’t predict when disaster will strike, but we can be prepared.” That’s the message from Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Manage...

5 February 2019

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Earthquake survivors mark 88th anniversary

Earthquake survivors mark 88th anniversary

Survivors of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake today shared memories over a cup of tea and scones at a community event hosted at Napier Boys’ High S...

3 February 2019

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Preparing for emergencies always a class act

Preparing for emergencies always a class act

With thousands of students marching back to school in the next few weeks, Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is reminding parents ...

22 January 2019

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Afternoon tea for 1931 earthquake survivors

Afternoon tea for 1931 earthquake survivors

The annual afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake will be held on Sunday, 3 February, marking the 88th anniversary of one of...

21 January 2019

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More kiwis getting emergency message

More kiwis getting emergency message

Almost twice as many people received the test Civil Defence emergency alert to their mobile phone at its last test – meaning more New Zealanders tha...

7 January 2019

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Nationwide test alert this Sunday

Nationwide test alert this Sunday

The Emergency Mobile Alert system is undergoing a nationwide live test on Sunday between 6pm and 7pm.

23 November 2018

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Looking after yourself and your home following the earthquake - 30/10/2018

Looking after yourself and your home following the earthquake - 30/10/2018

Our thoughts are with all New Zealanders following the 6.2 magnitude earthquake today. Our first priority is your safety and the safety of your family...

30 October 2018

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Hawke’s Bay people urged to sign up for ShakeOut

Hawke’s Bay people urged to sign up for ShakeOut

With a week to go until New Zealand’s national ShakeOut earthquake drill, every business and family in Hawke’s Bay is being urged to sign up now.

10 October 2018

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Welcome to Hawke's Bay Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Welcome to Hawke's Bay Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Welcome to the re-launch of our website. We have been making a few changes to our small part of the interweb.

12 September 2018

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South East Asian delegates visit bay

South East Asian delegates visit bay

For the second year in a row we partnered with EIT and presented to Civil Defence representatives from South East Asia.

11 September 2018

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HBCDEM Group supporting Wairoa and Hastings Districts' responses

HBCDEM Group supporting Wairoa and Hastings Districts' responses

Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (HBCDEM) is keeping an eye on Wairoa as it manages the fallout from this week’s watery deluge.

10 September 2018

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