Contact in an Emergency

Will your home phone work in an emergency?

If an emergency causes a power outage, will you and your loved ones be able to use your phone to call 111? If you have a home phone on new technology, you might qualify for extra support under the 111 Contact Code from your telecommunications provider. View this tip sheet on using your home phone during an emergency: Read more

Wellington Tsunami Zones

You can access information and maps relating to Tsunami Zones in the Wellington area in the “It’s Easy – Know your tsunami zones” booklet which you can access from the following ... 

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Information for Devereux-Blum employees during major emergencies.

This is where we’ll keep Devereux-Blum employees informed during serious emergency situations, like fire, earthquake, tsunami, massive power failure, snow storms or floods that prevent ... 

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Research Article

This research article on the impacts on organisations and the economy following the February Christchurch Earthquake has useful information and relevance for people regarding issues still being reflected ... 

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Global Reach Associates

Global Reach Associates, as well as providing facititation support for the Earthquake + Natural Hazards NZ business cluster, provide specialist services to individual businesses and ... 

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Seismic Restraints

One of the ways to reduce the impact of an earthquake is to restrain heavy items. Often when we conduct  ... 

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Managing High Profile Emergencies

The 7.1 magnitude Canterbury Earthquake on 4 September 2010 created many opportunities for us as the significance of preparing for emergencies was reinforced by mother nature. In recent days we have watched the tragedy unfold in Reefton as the Incident Management Team faced enormous pressures to mount a rescue attempt whilst the experts told them that the environment was too dangerous.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those people affected in both events.

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Devereux-Blum is comitted to keeping you informed, with regular news releases on topical issues – archived away here for your reference, a range of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to ... 

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