Less than one month to go until Wellington steps up for the long walk home!

Less than one month to go until Wellington steps up for the long walk home!

The countdown is on for the Long Walk Home, with less than one month to go until Wellingtonians put on their walking shoes and head from Wellington City to Porirua. 

The...

November Newsletter

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Community Resilience & Recovery Team UpdateKia ora!

With the silly season just around the corner, the team at WREMO are winding down our activities in the community for the year.

Like our fellow...
Annual Public Information Management Forum

Annual Public Information Management Forum

We had a fantastic turn out for our regional Public Information Management (PIM) forum held at the Greater Wellington Regional Council in November. 

Local council PIM teams and partner agencies gathered...
Emergency Toilet Campaign Wins Award

Emergency Toilet Campaign Wins Award

WREMO recently won first place in the Readiness and Resilience category at the 2023 EMPA Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication. 
 
The awards were presented as part of the annual EMPA (Emergency...

September Newsletter

Kia ora!

A new financial year is here and the community resilience team at WREMO are starting to see neighbourhoods come alive with renewed interest in preparedness now the...
Exercise Mahuika and Whero 

Exercise Mahuika and Whero 

Over 400 people across the Wellington region put their training into practise during Exercise Mahuika and Exercise Whero!
 
The region’s nine councils participated alongside members of Wellington Region Civil Defence Emergency...
Wellington CDEM Group Supports Cyclone Gabrielle Response

Wellington CDEM Group Supports Cyclone Gabrielle Response

The Wellington CDEM Group had over 100 people deploy to support both response and recovery to the Auckland Flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle.

Dedicated staff from across our region's nine councils and...

December Newsletter

The year that’s been...

Looking back on the year that’s been...as far as the 20s go 2022 has been a little less topsy turvy. But only a little! It seems the...
Exercise Māui

Exercise Māui

Recently our emergency response centre staff from around te Upoko o te Ika (Wellington region), participated in Exercise Māui – an exercise based on a large wildfire in the Wellington...
WREMO supports the Nelson/Tasman flood response

WREMO supports the Nelson/Tasman flood response

In August 2022, more than 200 homes were evacuated in the Nelson-Tasman area due to severe flooding from heavy rain.

Four of WREMOs Emergency Managers were deployed to the South Island...
Wellingtonians urged to get prepared to manage own waste following a large earthquake

Wellingtonians urged to get prepared to manage own waste following a large earthquake

A new journal paper on emergency sanitation suggests Wellington region residents should be prepared to manage their own toilet waste for a month or more following a major earthquake.

If a...
Severe weather and heavy swells on the way for the Wellington region

Severe weather and heavy swells on the way for the Wellington region

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) is urging coastal residents in Wellington and the Wairarapa, as well as anyone planning to travel around the region, to be aware of...
Multi-agency emergency response tested at Sky Stadium

Multi-agency emergency response tested at Sky Stadium

The Wellington Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group, in partnership with the Regional Partnerships Team from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), exercised a multiagency response to a significant Civil...
Emergency Management staff practice tsunami scenario

Emergency Management staff practice tsunami scenario

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Council staff and agency representatives from across the Wellington region donned their emergency management vests this week and delved into Exercise Parawhenua – a scenario which focused on a tsunami...
Business Continuity Planning Workshop

Business Continuity Planning Workshop

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Watch this video to find out more about our Business Continuity Planning Workshops and hear from participants about their experiences. 
Tsunami Expert Panel Discussion

Tsunami Expert Panel Discussion

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Our panelists from GNS, GWRC, East Coast Lab, Alphero, and WREMO discuss tsunami science and how we can be better prepared for tsunami.
What is a Community Emergency Hub? (in NZSL)

What is a Community Emergency Hub? (in NZSL)

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Watch this video explaining Community Emergency Hubs. The video includes a voice over and New Zealand Sign Language interpreter. 
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