Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Exercise Te Ripahapa

28 May 2013

Exercise Te Ripahapa

All Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups across the South Island will be participating in an exercise tomorrow (29 May, 2013) based on a simulated massive earthquake event of the Alpine Fault rupturing.

Neville Reilly, Regional Civil Defence Group Controller says the exercise is designed to strenuously test how South Island CDEM Groups and the National Coordination Management Centre coordinate with each other in a large-scale event.

“The alpine fault exercise will allow participants to practise activating their Emergency Operations Centre with speed and efficiency as well as testing the information sharing and requests for equipment that will occur should an event of such magnitude actually happen.

“Just as it is important for the public to be prepared for potential large scale emergency events, it is also important that Civil Defence Emergency Management and emergency staff are well drilled in their response processes.

“The exercise will also give us the opportunity to apply lessons learned during the Canterbury earthquakes to our operational procedures,” he says.

Neville Reilly says this would be one of the largest Civil Defence exercises conducted in recent times.

The basic scenario of the exercise is centred around a major earthquake occurring on the West Coast of New Zealand, causing strong shaking to be felt across the entire South Island and lower North Island.

Specific details of Te Ripahapa are being kept confidential prior to the event so the outcome of the exercise and the learning experiences of those participating are not jeopardised.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


P Policy: $15m Allocated To Tackling Drug Abuse

Almost $15 million dollars seized from criminals will be invested in anti-drug initiatives, with more funding for Police and Customs and a greater focus on treatment for drug abusers, Prime Minister John Key says. More>>


More Or Less Democratic Countries: Fiji Prime Minister To Visit NZ

“This will be Prime Minister Bainimarama’s first official visit to New Zealand as Fiji’s Prime Minister,” Mr Key says. “New Zealand and Fiji have strong ties in a range of areas, and the Prime Minister’s visit presents a further opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest.” More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news