Civil Defence

New alert system inbound

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new two-way communication tool’s being introduced to Otago region, following a trial in Queenstown’s Kelvin Heights, among other places, over the past year. ‘Gets Ready’ was set up in the Selwyn District after the Canterbury earthquakes and...
Queenstown needs to learn from the images of collapsed hillsides blocking Kaikoura from every direction, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says. The resort would probably face a similar scenario should the Alpine Fault rupture, he says, and Queenstown residents should...
Civil Defence groups are developing a plan to deal with the catastrophic threat from the South Island's Alpine Fault. GNS Science maintains the rupture would produce one of the biggest earthquakes since European settlement of New Zealand and have a "major impact"...
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