Story: Civil defence

Getting through (1st of 2)

Television advertisements remind viewers of the difficulties they might face in the event of an emergency – in this case the disruption of transport systems, creating problems for those wanting to get home to their families. The government's Get Ready Get Thru campaigns provided information on how to prepare for such eventualities.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Civil defence - Community involvement in civil defence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2020