For more information about preparing your home, your family or your business, please visit the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence website for more information. Think when, not if!

Improve your knowledge of disasters in New Zealand and how to prepare for them.

Take the Civil Defence quiz!

  • How many earthquakes happen in NZ each year?

  • What is the biggest earthquake ever recorded?

  • Name the two cyclones that caused havoc in 1996/1997?