Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Civil Defence Groups recognised at International Awards


Hon Kris Faafoi

Minister of Civil Defence

16 August 2018

PĀNUI PĀPĀHO

MEDIA STATEMENT

Civil Defence Groups recognised at International Emergency Manager Awards

Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi has congratulated Civil Defence groups from Wellington and the Bay of Plenty who received awards at the 2018 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Awards.

“New Zealand’s regions are leading innovative work to enhance our resilience, and it’s fantastic to see this work being recognised on the global stage,” Mr Faafoi says.

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) received the IAEM-Oceania Public Awareness Award for its Community Emergency Hub programme and guide.

The IAEM-Oceania Partners in Preparedness Award and IAEM-Global Partners in Preparedness Award went to the Marae Emergency Preparedness Project and Implementation Programme, a partnership between the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group and Te Puni Kōkiri. This project received funding from the Civil Defence Emergency Management Resilience Fund in 2015/16, administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.

“Involving members of all communities in Civil Defence Emergency Management helps build community resilience to emergencies and improves our readiness to response –and these initiatives do both of these crucial pieces of work.

“The Marae Emergency Preparedness Toolkit is designed to help marae be as prepared as possible in the event of an emergency by encouraging whānau, hapū and iwi to think about the possible impacts of a number of natural disasters, and to recognise who are the key people and skilled people that could be called upon in the event of an emergency. It is a straightforward and useful tool for marae communities across the country.

“Similarly, Wellington’s Community Emergency Hub program recognises that communities have many of the skills and resources needed to solve problems and help each other during a disaster. The Community Emergency Hub model provides a framework for the community to coordinate their efforts alongside the official emergency response.”

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has more than 6,000 members worldwide and is a non-profit educational organisation dedicated to promoting the principles of emergency management and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Shipping Is NZ’s New Trade Problem

So Jacinda Ardern and Theresa May have signed a piece of paper promising peace in our time when it comes to our trade with Britain... Right now, a statement from Theresa May on Brexit has as much credibility as a statement by Donald Trump about North Korea’s plans for scrapping its nukes. Despite her recent crushing defeat in the Commons, May is continuing to playing chicken with Britain’s future, for personal and party advantage.

Brexit is not the only concern... More>>

 

Reshuffle: National Announces Spokesperson For Drug Reform

National Leader Simon Bridges has appointed Paula Bennett to the new position of Spokesperson for Drug Reform as the Government pushes ahead with its agenda of drug decriminalisation, to signal National’s commitment to holding them to account. More>>

ALSO:

KiwiBailed: KiwiBuild Head Officially Resigns

The head of Kiwibuild, Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role. In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today [Friday]. More>>

ALSO:

Welfare Stats: Rise In Hardship Numbers Shows Income Inadequacy

The latest Ministry of Social Development quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from work and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MBIE’s Social Media Scam

Given the ambit of MBIE’s work, almost any form of social activity could qualify as being part of MBIE’s brief, so the privacy threats posed by this training programme are extensive. The current oversight safeguards seem threadbare to non-existent. More>>

ALSO:

JusTrade: New Campaign For A 21th Century Trade Agenda

‘Critique is no longer enough. If anything is to really change, we need to step away from the existing framework and take a first-principles approach to rethinking what will work for the 21st century.’ More>>

Earlier:

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

How can we tell where and how any lines are being drawn? Oversight is not exactly robust. If it were, Thompson + Clark would have been out of contention for state security work ten years ago. More>>

Trainers: Taratahi Institute of Agriculture In Interim Liquidation

Taratahi employ 250 staff and this year has provided education to over 2500 students. Taratahi owns and manages 8 farms throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels