Bay of Plenty residents will join others around the country for the first nationwide ShakeOut earthquake drill on September 26.
Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain says over 100,000 people have registered to participate in the first nationwide ShakeOut earthquake drill.
The Christchurch earthquake has prompted the Government to launch the first nationwide ShakeOut earthquake drill.
“The Canterbury earthquakes have shown us we need to be prepared for major earthquakes, and practise how to protect ourselves when they happen.
“New Zealand ShakeOut is an important Civil Defence initiative and I’m pleased to see workplaces, schools and families are getting behind it.
“The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has written to major government agencies and New Zealand’s 100 largest businesses about Shakeout this week, and I encourage them to get on board.”
New Zealand ShakeOut aims to have one million people drop, cover and hold at 9.26am on Wednesday, September 26 (9:26-26:9).
For more information visit www.getthru.govt.nz