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Alert Level 4 means staying home, staying away from others, and staying safe

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Two days into Alert Level 4 and Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is reminding everyone of the importance of self-isolation and what staying at home means.

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Playgrounds closed during Alert Level 4

Thu 26 Mar 2020

As we are now in a national State of Emergency and have moved to Alert Level 4, Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management is underscoring the importance of understanding what isolation means in a day-to-day sense.

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Taranaki Civil Defence scales up to support region in fight against COVID-19

Tue 24 Mar 2020

Ahead of New Zealand heading into Level 4 alert status in the fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus), Taranaki’s Civil Defence function has scaled up to support the people of Taranaki and help maintain essential services across the region.

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COVID-19 Alert Levels

Sat 21 Mar 2020 1:00pm

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Stay informed and unite against COVID-19

Fri 20 Mar 2020 3:20pm

With yesterday’s announcement confirming two cases of COVID-19 in Taranaki, we know our communities may be feeling worried and have some questions.

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Two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Taranaki

Thu 19 Mar 2020 1:00pm

Today the Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, announced that Taranaki has two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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New award recognises business readiness

Bottled water shortage

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Big disasters don’t generally offer silver linings – but Taranaki businesses taking steps to be ready for the worst now have a chance be rewarded for their effort and foresight.

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New era for Taranaki Civil Defence

Taranaki CDEM Group Plan 2018-2023

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Taranaki Civil Defence is putting down deeper roots to help the region prepare for, withstand and recover from the impacts of threats and hazards whose dangers are increasingly evident regionally, nationally and globally.

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