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


Mayors ‘go digital’ for Get Ready Week

Mayors ‘go digital’ for Get Ready Week

Southland Mayors Tim Shadbolt, Gary Tong and Tracy Hicks visited local libraries last week, to get their passports scanned to memory sticks.

They were supporting Get Ready Week 2014, a national Civil Defence Emergency Management campaign encouraging preparedness for emergencies that runs from 21-27 September.

Emergency Management Southland advisor Craig Sinclair says this year the focus across Southland is on getting people to prepare their important personal documents in case they have to leave their homes quickly in an emergency.

“The idea is that if people can’t find all their important documents in a hurry, at least they’ve got something. It’s one less thing they have to think about when time is of the essence.”

During Get Ready Week, all libraries in Southland are offering to help people wanting to scan their birth certificate, passport or marriage license. People can bring their own memory sticks, or get one supplied for free while stocks last.

Emergency Management Southland advisors will be visiting libraries across Southland to share the Get Ready Week message, and talk to people about how they can prepare for emergencies.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>


BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>


Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>


State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>





Featured InfoPages