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Bunnings helps local prepare with Shakeout

Posted at 12:53pm Monday 12 Oct, 2020 | By Press Release - Bunnings Author

The National Emergency Management Agency Te Rākau Whakamarumaru team up with Bunnings from October 12th – 18th for this year's ShakeOut

Bunnings will be promoting emergency prepardness in store, and offering free Kids D.I.Y. Workshops

Bunnings stores nationwide will be taking part in the New Zealand ShakeOut, the country's national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi on October 15th

To celebrate this year's ShakeOut, the National Emergency Management Agency Te Rākau Whakamarumaru is teaming up with Bunnings to raise awareness of how to prepare for emergencies in the community.

Bunnings stores across the country will be promoting emergency preparedness through a range of initiatives, from information tables to educational kids workshops with helpful resources available for customers to take home.

Residents are invited to head into their local Bunnings store to check out the free Kids D.I.Y. Workshops on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October. The Kids D.I.Y. Workshops will offer informative and interactive ways for children to learn important messages, whilst creating a practical emergency contact board or a ‘My Trinket Box'.

Additionally, Bunnings stores nationwide will be taking part in the New Zealand ShakeOut, the country's national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, at 9:30am on Thursday 15th October 2020.

Sarah Stuart-Black, Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management, says that earthquakes can happen anytime, anywhere so it's important that everyone, including kids, know the right action to take.

“We know that when kids are involved in preparing for emergencies, they encourage their families to be more prepared and play a more active role in responding to and recovering from emergencies.”

To sign up to take part in New Zealand ShakeOut, visit: www.shakeout.govt.nz.


ShakeOut week of activity – Monday October 12th to Sunday October 18th, 2020
Kids D.I.Y. Workshops – 12:30 pm Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October, 2020
New Zealand ShakeOut – 9:30am, Thursday 15th October, 2020

Bunnings Warehouse Silverdale, 18 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale

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