20 December 2017 at 9:00 am

Summer safety messages

New Zealand Civil Defence is launching a summer campaign to spread awareness of natural events, offering a suite of resources including factsheets in 23 languages to be shared in schools and non-English speaking communities.


Following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, tsunami and aftershocks, Civil Defence began a nationwide safety advertising campaign to ensure people know the warning signs and life-saving actions to take.

The campaign will be reinstated again this summer, from 17 December to 13 January, and includes a number of resources to be used across digital and social media to support the television, radio and video on-demand ads.

What can you do?

  • Encourage your school to include tsunami planning in its emergency plans when it returns in February
  • Share tsunami zone maps on your website and social media
  • Use social media posts, posters, web buttons and banners, digital ads, videos online and in your publications
  • Share translated resources with non-English speaking communities
  • Share other resources with staff, stakeholders and members of the public.

Resources include

  • Factsheets in 23 languages
  • Print advertisements
  • Posters
  • Digital banners
  • Radio advertisements
  • Tsunami 101 posters and social media posts

And lots more, available at www.civildefence.govt.nz/get-tsunami-ready

What's in it for me?