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ShakeOut Resources

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The materials on this page are available to you or your organisation to support your participation in New Zealand ShakeOut and to promote awareness and preparedness.

More resources are being developed and will be released during the campaign. Check back here soon for updates.

Factsheets & Guides


Custom Flyers

Stakeholder Newsletters

Participant Newsletters

Generic PowerPoint Presentation

Web Banners

Additional Graphics

ShakeOut Logos

ShakeOut QR Codes

Drop, Cover and Hold Advertising Campaign

Online Resources

Colouring Pictures for Kids

Facebook Banners

ShakeOut Online Shop

Fact Sheets & Guides

Drop, Cover and Hold is still the right action to take (PDF)

Participation guidelines for Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups (PDF, version 1.1, June 2015)

Champion's Guidelines for Businesses and Workplaces (PDF, July 2015)

Champion's Guidelines for Schools (PDF, July 2015)

ShakeOut paper registration form for printing (.docx)

What is ShakeOut? (PDF)

Get Ready to ShakeOut generic flyer (PDF)


Are You Ready to ShakeOut Poster (A3, PDF)

Are You Ready to ShakeOut Poster (A4, PDF)

Will You Be Ready to ShakeOut Poster (A3, PDF)

Will You Be Ready to ShakeOut Poster (A4, PDF)

Custom Flyers

Individuals and Families

Schools and preschools

Businesses and workplaces

Other Organisations and Groups

Get Ready for an Emergency pictorial resource Developed by Wellington City Council particularly for people with mobility impairments, or culturally and lingually diverse groups

Stakeholder Newsletters

Stakeholder Newsletter #1 - March 2015

Stakeholder Newsletter #2 - May 2015

Stakeholder Newsletter #3 - June 2015

Stakeholder Newsletter #4 - July 2015

Participant Newsletters

Participant Newsletter #1 - June 2015

Participant Newsletter #2 - July 2015

Generic PowerPoint Presentation

You can use this generic New Zealand ShakeOut PowerPoint Presentation to inform your workplace or organisation about what ShakeOut is all about and how you can get involved. If you would like the presentation in .pptx format, please email us at

Generic PowerPoint Presentation (.pdf, May 2015)

Web Banners

You can place a ShakeOut static web banner on your web page to encourage participation in the ShakeOut.

"Static Banner 160x600" "Static Banner 300x250" "Static Banner 798x90"

These are also available animated ads to your online page. And just remember when embedding these banners to your website, please ensure the link goes to the ShakeOut registration page

"Animated Banner 728x90" "Animated Banner 300x250" "Animated Banner 160x600"

Additional Graphics

You can use these images on your web page or materials to promote awareness of New Zealand ShakeOut and educate your participants and others.

To download, right-click (control-click on Mac) and choose "Save Image As..." or "Download Image"

Download higher resolution version

Download higher resolution version

New Zealand ShakeOut and Get Ready Get Thru Logos

High resolution and web quality versions of these logos are available for partner agencies and any organisation participating in New Zealand ShakeOut. We would be happy for you to use the logos on your publications. Please contact us.

New Zealand ShakeOut QR Codes

Download a New Zealand ShakeOut Quick Response (QR) Code to add to your posters, flyers etc. The QR Codes below direct users to the registration page,

New Zealand ShakeOut QR Code (JPEG)

New Zealand ShakeOut QR Code (PDF)

Drop, Cover and Hold Advertising Campaign

The Drop Cover Hold earthquake campaign aims to address any confusion about the right actions to take in an earthquake and helps to promote New Zealand ShakeOut.

NZ Get Thru – Kids know best (60 seconds) (video)

NZ Get Thru – Kids know drill (15 seconds) (video)

NZ Get Thru – Kids know interviews (15 seconds) (video)

NZ Get Thru – Kids know models (15 seconds) (video)

NZ Get Thru – Kids – Outtakes (video)

Drop, Cover and Hold radio commercial – version 1 (mp3 - 1.2mb)

Drop, Cover and Hold radio commercial – version 2 (mp3 - 1.2mb)

Drop, Cover and Hold radio commercial – in Samoan (mp3 - 704k)

Drop, Cover and Hold radio commercial – in Hindi (mp3 - 652k)

Drop, Cover and Hold radio commercial – in Cantonese (mp3 - 445k)

Drop, Cover and Hold radio commercial – in Mandarin (mp3 - 1.4mb)

Drop, Cover and Hold radio commercial – in Korean (mp3 - 1.4mb)

Online Resources

Ever wondered why New Zealand has so many earthquakes? Kelvin Berryman from GNS Science explains why! (video)

Peter Elliott explains what to do when an earthquake happens – Drop, Cover and Hold! (video)

Colouring in Pictures

Download these PDF pictures for children to colour and enjoy.

Sized for A4 printing:

"Under the Table" "Drop, Cover, Hold" "Turtle Safe" "Turtle Safe Song"

Facebook Timeline Banner Images

Keep an eye on our facebook page for ShakeOut timeline banner images which you are welcome to use.

ShakeOut online shop

We’ve set up an online shop for anyone wanting to buy smaller numbers of ShakeOut merchandise and have them delivered within two weeks from the date of order – this includes coffee keep cups, swim bags and drink bottles. Visit to order.

The ShakeOut website and registration system are services of SCEC, the Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
New Zealand ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!