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ShakeOut Partners

We all must better prepare ourselves for major earthquakes, and practice how to protect ourselves when they happen. The purpose of New Zealand ShakeOut is to help people and organisations do both.

New Zealand ShakeOut is made possible by many committed partners from many organisations listed below, the encouragement of many others, and people throughout the country that share the ShakeOut locally.

Download the New Zealand ShakeOut letter to Businesses below, which explains how workplaces and organisations can get involved with the ShakeOut.


New Zealand ShakeOut Coordinators:

Bridget Cheesman

Jamie Shaw

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

Phone Bridget: 04 817 8562
Phone Jamie: 04 817 8561



New Zealand ShakeOut is a partnership between central and local government, with local government agencies being key players in encouraging public and corporate participation.

The national planning team comprises members from:

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Ministry of Education

Local Government New Zealand

Earthquake Commission of New Zealand

Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Health

GNS Science

Te Puni Kokiri

Insurance Council New Zealand

Christchurch City Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Auckland Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Thames-Coromandel District Council

Many other government agencies, businesses, organisations, and community groups are also promoting the ShakeOut to their members and constituents.

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!