New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place on 28 October at 9:30am.

Sign up your  family or whole school at 

All of New Zealand is at risk of earthquakes and all of our coastline is at risk of tsunami. We can’t predict when they will happen, but we can protect ourselves and those we care about.

This year all early childhood centres, schools, and tertiary organisations are being encouraged to sign up, hold a Drop, Cover and Hold drill, and plan a tsunami hīkoi if you are in a tsunami zone.

Families, individuals, businesses and other organisations can take part too.

More information, resources and sign up is at

Related content

The Hub is inundated with natural hazards resources, check out the introductory articles on: Earthquakes, On shaky ground (primary), Volcanoes and Tsunamis to see just some of our many resources.

We also have under our PLD Planning section both an earthquake and a volcano planning pathway. These each comprise of an article and interactive that provide pedagogical advice and organises Hub resources into key science concepts and topics.

Alternatively see our earthquakes, volcanoes or tsunami topics.

Activity ideas

For disaster response activities, check out: Who's on your team? and Home disaster kit.

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