Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Auckland Council welcomes tsunami report

Media release

30 September 2013

Auckland Council welcomes tsunami report on need for public preparedness

Auckland Civil Defence Controller Clive Manley has welcomed the Review of Tsunami Hazard in New Zealand (2013 Update), released today, which reinforces the need for the public to understand and be prepared to respond to the threat of a tsunami.

He says the new data from GNS provides more up to date information on the long term tsunami risk for the Auckland region.

“We have been working with our communities on hazards such as tsunami for the last three years, and we have local evacuation plans in place.

The report says main areas where tsunami caused by local and regional sources pose a greater hazard than previously understood include the north-west part of the Auckland region and  Great Barrier Island, along with the coasts of Northland, the Coromandel Peninsula, and the Bay of Plenty;

Clive Manley says, “This new research means some of our existing community response plans will need to be updated.

“We will work closely with those communities to help them revise their plans.

Together with our local communities, we will agree what type of signage, ‘markings on the road’, and information for residents is best for each local area.”

Auckland already has a number of public alerting systems such as smartphone apps, text alerts and telephone auto dialer.

“We also have sirens on some of our beaches. 

“We will also be using our usual public education channels to reinforce what coastal residents should do when they feel the natural signs of a large earthquake.”

If you have a smartphone, please download the Auckland Civil defence app to receive instant updates. Go to aucklandcivildefence.org.nz/Alerting/Get-the-Applications/

NB: The Review of Tsunami Hazard in New Zealand (2013 Update) and maps showing the regional differences between the 2005 and 2013 reviews can be downloaded at www.civildefence.govt.nz/

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: A Govt. Christmas Bad News Dump -The Skycity Convention Center Blowout & A Negative MBIE Review

If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldn’t be strewing them about at Christmas time – which is, traditionally, the dumping ground for terrible news that the government fervently hopes the public will be too distracted to notice. And so verily this Christmas Eve we learn of (a) the explosion of costs to the taxpayer and ratepayer of the vile SkyCity convention centre in Auckland and that (b) the government’s flagship MBIE “super-ministry” run by its Minister of Everything is a disaster zone of incompetence and mismanagement. MBIE is a Titanic looking for an iceberg, or so it would seem. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news