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Photos appear here each day from the Diaries of What's the Plan, Stan? October 2018.
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You don't know what you will be doing or where you will be if an earthquake happens. Image: LEARNZ.
Wherever you are, Drop Cover Hold is the right action to take. Image: LEARNZ.
How do you think your reaction during an earthquake drill might be different from an actual event? Image: LEARNZ.
Practising Drop Cover Hold is all about learning and getting better at it. Do you think there is anything these students could work on? Image: LEARNZ.
Island Bay School students on their tsunami hīkoi. Image: LEARNZ.
Island Bay School students assemble at the meeting point, where teachers take a roll call. Is this similar to how things are done at your school? Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors with some of the Island Bay School students after the earthquake drill. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassasors with Island Bay School principal, Deborah Fenton. Image: LEARNZ.
Island Bay School is also a community emergency hub. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors finished the day at GNS with Graham Leonard. Here they are at GeoNet. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors with Dan Neely on this morning's web conference. Graham Leonard joined remotely. Image: LEARNZ
Dan and Graham with their neighbour Dave. Why is it a good idea to get to know your neighbours? Image: LEARNZ.
Checking house foundations is a good idea for natural hazard preparedness, especially if it is an older house. Have you ever seen the foundations at your house? Image: LRARNZ.
This joist is attached to a bearer, which in turn is fixed to the pile. You can't see the bearer as it is behind the plywood. I wonder what the pywood is there for. Image: LEARNZ.
What might happen if tall furniture like this bookcase is not fixed to the wall? Image: LEARNZ.
Blue tack on the bottom of ornaments that sit on shelves may prevent breakage during an earthquake. How else can you secure these sorts of items? Image: LEARNZ.
If you are connected to a gas line it pays to know where the connection is if you need to turn it off. Image: LEARNZ.
Like gas lines, it is also a good idea to know how to turn the water off if you need to during a natural hazard emergency. What if you are on a tank system? Image: LEARNZ.
Camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, etc may come in handy during an emergency. Image: LEARNZ.
Why might a barbeque be useful during an emergency? Image: LEARNZ.
Emergency food items can already be found in your pantry. Do you have enough food to last for about three days or more if needed? Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors with Dan Neely (right) and Graham Leonard (left) on this morning's web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
Your local council website might be a good place to start when preparing for natural hazards. What other places are good for hazard communication? Image: LEARNZ.
The Red Cross Hazards App is a vital tool to help you get through emergencies and get disaster alerts. Image: LEARNZ.
When was the last time you practiced drop cover hold? Image: LEARNZ.
Why is it a good idea to store water? Image: LEARNZ.
Why is it recommended to replace stored water every 12 months? Image: LEARNZ.
If you don't have a large tank to store water, you could try storing it in a few smaller containers. How much water do you need to store? Image: LEARNZ.
In many parts of Aotearoa it is important to know where a tsunami safe zone is. Image: LEARNZ.
This is a tsunami sign on the road at Owhiro Bay showing the route to safety. When should you follow this route? Image: LEARNZ.
When might it be safe to leave the tsunami safe zone after an earthquake has occurred? Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors arrive at Kerikeri Airport. Image: LEARNZ.
Heading to the Bombardier Q300 that took us from Kerikeri to Auckland. Image: LEARNZ.
Looking out over Whangārei Heads on the way to Auckland. Image: LEARNZ.
We flew to Wellington in an Airbus A320. Image: LEARNZ.
The Manukau Harbour was like a mirror as we took off from Auckland airport. Image: LEARNZ.
Looking down over Port Waikato just south of Auckland. Image: LEARNZ.
We flew south just off the west coast of the North Island. Not many people here to be concerned about a tsunami. Image: LEARNZ.
Volcanoes on the Central Plateau are a natural hazard threat. Do you know what volcanoes these are? Image: LEARNZ.
Looking towards Lyall Bay and nearing touchdown. Image: LEARNZ.
Andrew and the ambassadors went for a stroll around the Parliament grounds. You could do a search on how resilient the Beehive is to earthquakes. Image: LEARNZ.