Share to prepare - Simplified Chinese

Closed 15 Dec 2023

Opened 6 Oct 2023


The power of sharing

It’s really important we hear from people like you; people who experienced the events or have something to share.

Share your experiences by using our online survey. 

What will happen with this information?

The Government has established an independent Inquiry to look at the preparedness and response activities of local and central governments; the communities and businesses who were disproportionately impacted; the support provided by iwi; and the roles played by support groups and organisations that provided essential infrastructure.

Through your experiences and those of the many others affected, the Inquiry will look to draw lessons from all three severe weather events to ensure New Zealand’s emergency management system is ready to respond to future natural emergencies.

We will protect your privacy

We understand that the memories and the impacts of these events are still very raw for some. We assure you that we will protect your information. We will not release anything publicly without your permission.

Thank you

Looking ahead, the only way we will all do better is to learn from what has happened. Submissions are open now and close on 15th December 2023. If you choose to make a submission, thank you for taking the time to do so. It will make a difference.

The survey should take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.

You can start your submission now by clicking on the Submission form link below.