Gisborne schools take part in the New Zealand ShakeOut

Liam Nicol, Emmy Brown, Mauri Kuka and Ana At, new entrants from room 14 and 15 at Awapuni School, participating in the “drop, cover and hold” drill this morning as part of the New Zealand ShakeOut. Picture by Paul Rickard
Shake Out

The New Zealand ShakeOut took place today, with earthquake and tsunami drills here and throughout the country mid-morning. There were 8621 people from the Gisborne region registered to practise and spread the word about earthquake and tsunami safety.

More than 800,000 people took part in the nationwide event and 59 million around the world.

Awapuni School was one of 56 Gisborne schools and preschools that participated in the worldwide earthquake drill and tsunami evacuation (see picture above).

The school then evacuated to their safety point at Gisborne Intermediate School.

The New Zealand ShakeOut took place today, with earthquake and tsunami drills here and throughout the country mid-morning. There were 8621 people from the Gisborne region registered to practise and spread the word about earthquake and tsunami safety.

More than 800,000 people took part in the nationwide event and 59 million around the world.

Awapuni School was one of 56 Gisborne schools and preschools that participated in the worldwide earthquake drill and tsunami evacuation (see picture above).

The school then evacuated to their safety point at Gisborne Intermediate School.

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