Animals Matter in Disasters – the New Zealand approach

 Our community expects a well-coordinated and efficient response to animal welfare issues during adverse events like storms. We are vulnerable, too, to international trade repercussions, unless we can demonstrate the highest standards of animal care. Consumers in our export markets…

Abstracts Open for 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held QT Hotel, Gold Coast 5th-7th May. Abstracts open next week Monday 5th August 2013! Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit…

How the QLD State Disaster Coordination Centre (SDCC) response capability was conceived & deployed in less than 12mths

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference thanks Mr Mark Armstrong, Director of Full Capacity, for his recent contribution to our annual event. Mr Armstrong delivered his presentation at this event held 28th-30th May at the Mercure Hotel…

Support mental health and wellbeing amongst children after a natural disaster

Disaster recovery programs are typically aimed to address concrete needs of communities in disaster impacted areas. The post-disaster psychological vulnerability of impacted populations, particularly of children and adolescents, is now widely documented. Teachers are ideally placed to administer early intervention strategies…

Experience in Local Community Engagement for Prepardness Planning in Auckland

Community expectations with regard to Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) have evolved over recent years in New Zealand.  The experience in Auckland and Northland is built on the principles that: Individuals in the community are the first responders. Community organisations…