Get Ready Week 9-15 October

About Get Ready Week 2017

Get Ready Week is held every year to mark the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (13 October) and encourage Kiwis to get prepared. This year's theme is Stay Safe, Stay Informed.

During the week we’ll be promoting the different ways people can stay informed during an emergency – which radio stations to listen to, which website and social media to follow, the importance of getting to know your neighbours and checking if you can receive Emergency Mobile Alerts.   

Emergency Mobile Alerts

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) is leading the implementation of a new nationwide emergency alert channel. Emergency Mobile Alerts are due to be available by the end of 2017.

You can find out more about this here: www.civildefence.govt.nz/emergency-mobile-alerts