Civil Defence / Emergency Management
This week is New Zealand Sign Language week and Auckland Emergency Management in partnership with Deaf Aotearoa and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is bringing a cool new resource to teach kiwis how to use different signs during an emergency.
Two local boards have committed $90,000 between them to bolster Auckland Council’s Mayoral Relief Fund for those suffering in the wake of the tornado that swept through Papatoetoe on 19 June.
Auckland Council and the Government have allocated $100,000 each to a Mayoral Relief Fund to support people and families experiencing hardship due to the Papatoetoe tornado.
UPDATE: Auckland Emergency Management advises that the rescheduled sound test for the Orewa Tsunami sirens will take place on Monday 23 November. The sirens will be activated three times between 12pm and 12.15pm. This is just a test and the public is not required to take any action.
New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place at 9.30am on Thursday 15 October 2020.