Here at Neighbourhood Support we know first hand that communities that stay connected and prepared fare better in emergencies than those without a plan.
For the month of October, we want to see how you tackle emergency preparedness. From getting first aid training to putting together a grab n’ go bag with survival essentials, a little bit of planning goes a long way to make sure you can get through any situation.
This month also coincides with International Day of Disaster Reduction on October 13th and New Zealand’s national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut, on Thursday, October 17th at 1.30pm.
Let us know how you’re preparing for anything in your home, at work or in your community by tagging us in your posts + using the following hashtag so we can see what you get up to:
Only 10 days to go until the 2019 Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test on 24 November!
EMAs allow you to quickly receive important information from relevant government agencies if there is a serious risk to your life, health or property. The upcoming test allows NZ Civil Defence to evaluate the system to ensure as many people as possible can receive alerts.
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Plans to use 10-tonne Unimogs to transport whitewater rafters on a notorious Queenstown road are on hold because the company is not "fully comfortable" with the trip.
Adventure tourism company Go Orange wants to drive the 20-seater trucks into Skipper's Canyon on the 22-kilometre Skippers Rd, which was hand carved by early goldminers.
The company was not yet using Mercedes Benz Unimogs commercially in Skippers, manager Luke Taylor said.
"We're still in the process of training and evaluation and development of the product."