15 February 2017 at 9:00 am

Earthquake and tsunami safety messages available in 22 languages

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The 7.8m Kaikoura earthquake, tsunami, and aftershocks in November 2016 highlighted New Zealand’s risk of natural disaster. While we can’t predict when one will happen, recognising the warning signs and knowing the correct, life-saving action to take during a disaster can keep you and your loved ones safe.

In December, Civil Defence launched the earthquake and tsunami safety campaign, including a suite of resources such as posters and factsheets in 22 languages, which can be found on their website here (scroll to the bottom for the translated resources).  

Here are quick links to the posters and factsheets in English: 

To keep your community safe, particularly those new to or visiting New Zealand, these posters and factsheets should be displayed in visitor centres, accommodation (both in rooms and common areas) as well as tourist attractions. Banner advertisements and videos are also available to share. 

Civil Defence also post regular safety and preparedness messages on Facebook and Twitter. 

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