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"We here at Te Oranganui have a lot of disabled clients/patients as well as a Medical centre that we have patients visit everyday. We have 5..." Read more...



"Our small staff participated in the Drill at 9.15am. Following the drill, we meet and provided all staff with a Personal Workplace Emergen..." Read more...



"Today at Cottle Kindergarten we took part in the ShakeOut. The children have been practicing making their 'turtles' all week and we have be..." Read more...



"As a 71 year old living alone right on the Alpine Fault, I prepared for this - sorted out my 'drop and hold' place - checked hazards and the..." Read more...



"Held Shakeout Drill, 4 staff on site all participated Followed by evacuation procedure. Discussed options re Tsunami and personal safety pla..." Read more...



"We ran a successful drill right on 9.15am I booked it into the staff diaries over a month ago and hadn't mentioned it again until just a fe..." Read more...



"I am glad that I made the effort to participate in the drill this morning. It is something more people should do, or at least be aware of -..." Read more...



"Staff drove through the village 5 min before the drill blowing their car horns to alert all our residents of the imminent earthquake. After..." Read more...



"What a valuable exercise! I thought it would be easy enough to duck under the table, but have now discovered which leg to hold onto in a qua..." Read more...



"My kids (aged 3,4,and 5) all did a shakeout drill in a different place - school, kindy, and Playcentre. Today I overheard them playing and t..." Read more...


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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!