Kaikōura Gets Ready

Kaikōura Gets Ready is a game changer for you, your whānau and your neighbourhood! 

It allows the Council to send alerts by txt or email and support phone trees all from one place. 

It only take a minute to sign up too easy!

2018.04 Kgets ready detail smallGets Ready is a tool to help prepare neighbours to be part of a coordinated community response. In a disaster, your neighbours are your first line of support and this tool helps you communicate with each other and Council, to get the support you need in a crisis. 

"Community groups and neighbourhoods who had strong ties before the earthquake were able to do a lot of good, fast work during the response."

- KDC Emergency Management Officer, Kd Scattergood.

Know someone whose doesn't have access to internet or a cell phone?

No worries. They can sign up by calling Kd Scattergood (319 5026 ext. 237). By letting us know that they don't have internet or a cell phone, it will allow the Council to keep them on a data base for those who need a landline call during an emergency. It will also help us keep track and support people who need extra help in an emergency.

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 What is Gets Ready and what does it do?

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Kaikōura Gets Ready is part of the larger North Canterbury Gets Ready Website. But you will receive alerts specific to Kaikōura.

Your Gets Ready account...

So how does it work?

You and your neighbourhood sign up (it only takes a minute) and you are added to Kaikōura’s database. The tool works on a mapping system, so you will only be sent alerts relevant for the address that you have recorded (e.g. per water scheme for boil water notices or per area for flooding risk). You need to make sure your address details stay up to date so you are only receiving alerts relevant to you.

Don't worry, we won't flood your email account. We only alert you when we need you to take action. 

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Neighbours helping neighbours

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Kaikōura Gets Ready is an excellent tool for building your neighbourhood support network. Neighbours are the first to help in an emergency. Make sure everyone in your neighbourhood is cared for during an emergency by encouraging your neighbours to sign up to Gets Ready. 

By helping sign up whānau members that aren't able to receive alerts by email or texts, you are letting the street contact, as well as the Council know that they may need some extra assistance during an emergency. Just make sure you register them to their address, not yours.

Have whānau that might need evacuating quickly? Have a plan in place with their neighbours to help them evacuate, and then they can notify you that your loved one is safe. 

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The technical stuff...

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As a user, the first thing you need to do is sign up and keep your details up to date. The website says 'North Canterbury Gets Ready' because Kaikōura is part of the larger North Canterbury network. You will only get information for Kaikōura and once your neighbourhood is linked, and street contact selected you're good to go!

So fast! So easy!

Information is sent real time, as soon as the Council is made aware of an event. 

You will be notified in events such as:

So sign up, spread the word and get your neighbourhood involved in Kaikōura Gets Ready today!

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