Home Ready


1. Overview

Make sure you and your whānau and the people you care about know what to do.

2. Having a basic plan in place


Having a plan will help keep you safer, connect with loved ones faster, and protect some of your most important assets.

Create a household plan

3. Emergency Supplies


Your house is already full of emergency items disguised as everyday things! 

Your blankets, clothes, and bathroom products are all things you can use in emergencies. 

Organise your emergency supplies

4. Store emergency water


Get water ready. Have enough water stored for an emergency

It is recommended that you store 20 litres per person per day for seven days.


Get water ready

5. Make your home safer


Making your home safer will reduce the damage caused by an earthquake and allow you to stay in your home.

Make your home safer

6. Meet your neighbours


Your neighbours are your first source of support in an emergency, and it’s important to get to know them.

Meet your neighbours

7. Grab bags


A grab bag, or getaway kit, is a small backpack of essential items which you can take with you if you need to evacuate your home or work in a hurry.

What you need for your grab bag


8. Emergency toilets


After an earthquake, don’t flush!

The pipes that take away your waste may be broken, so you’ll need to think about what you can use for an emergency toilet.

Emergency toilets