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Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 day ago

Check out the latest 2019 NIWA Storm Tide Red Alert Calendar:
https://www.niwa.co.nz/files/2019-red_alert-tides_Westcoast-NIWA.pdf

Storm-tide red alerts are the highest high tide (also known as king tides) dates that the West Coast CDEM Group as well as people living, working or...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast6 days ago

Pāmu Farms & the West Coast CDEM Group recently caught up for an information session and tabletop exercise on the response to natural disasters on their farms.

Pāmu Farm Managers from around New Zealand, including Grey and Buller districts learnt about readiness...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

We are really excited to be working with CamperMate to improve our reach to independent tourists so we are able to share key messages leading into and during a natural disaster.

During preparation for Ex-Cyclone Gita we wanted to try and get...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast2 weeks ago
Buller Gorge

We have entered the team relay in the Buller Gorge Marathon!

Only a month left of training, we are looking forward to getting out and doing this awesome event in one of the most beautiful locations on the West Coast!

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast2 weeks ago

Its a great time of year with heaps of events on involving lots of planning to make sure you have the best time!

But remember if you can plan for a music festival you can plan for an emergency!

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Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 month ago

Look out for new tsunami signage that is going up right along our coastline to remind those in the area that if they feel an earthquake that's LONG or STRONG: GET GONE.
So if you feel a strong earthquake that makes it hard...

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