Our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 1.30pm.

What is New Zealand ShakeOut and tsunami hīkoi?

ShakeOut is held across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake — Drop, Cover and Hold — and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if in a coastal area.

Shakeout signup iconSign up for ShakeOut 2019
To take part in the drill, sign up your school, organisation or household. 
Sign up on the national Shakeout page > 

Wherever you at 1:30 pm on 17 October 2019, you can take part in the drill. Just Drop, Cover and Hold for up to one minute, if you you're in a coastal area practice your tsunami hikoi (evacuation). 

For more information see the National Shakeout webpage (Get Ready website) >