Our Incident Management team based in New South Wales to assist with severe flooding reports that the last two days has seen an easing of the response to the floods as fine weather conditions have continued.
Our Incident Management Team deployed to Parkes, New South Wales to assist with the severe flooding is preparing to return to New Zealand.
The Australian Acting Prime Minister, The Hon Richard Marles, visited our incident management team in Parkes, New South Wales, yesterday.
Our team deployed to New South Wales is now on the ground at Parkes, a town just over 300 kms inland from Sydney.
Four of our Urban Search and Rescue members recently attended an Asia-Pacific Regional Earthquake international earthquake response exercise in Bali, Indonesia.
Fire and Emergency personnel announced amongst New Zealanders awarded the Australian National Emergency Medal with Bushfires 19/20 Clasp.
Two of our USAR members are part of a medical and logistics support team that left New Zealand on Wednesday to help Niue deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past two years, we have worked with Scion to develop a summary report of the previous wildfire season to provide learnings for future seasons. The latest full report has been released, and is available here, along with a summary of findings.
Under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights system), many of our travel and accommodation suppliers have introduced vaccination requirements.
July's storm resulted in severe flooding from the West Coast to Marlborough. Here's a snapshot of how our people mobilised to support communities.