Video submitted by Massey Wellington Mäori Students’ Association, Kökiri Ngätahi.


Creative and innovative entries win ShakeOut competition


Albany ShakeOut winner Jenny Hardyment with
campus registrar Andrea Davies.

Students and staff submitted photographs and videos with their entries to Massey’s inaugural ShakeOut competition, which was held in September to encourage participation in New Zealand ShakeOut, the country’s first national earthquake drill.

The competition organised by the University’s risk management office attracted 14 entries, from which eight winners were selected. Business analyst (risk) Chris Schraders says he was impressed by the quality of the entries and hopes there will be a higher level of participation next year. “Given this was the first time ShakeOut has been held, the judging panel was pleased with the number of entries and the calibre."

University health and safety manager Doug Pringle won the non-teaching staff member award for the Manawatü campus and was also the supreme award winner. Mr Pringle set up and faciliated a ShakeOut competition for his department – People and Organisational Development – and submitted photos of the team practicising drop, cover and hold.

Bradley Osborne submitted the winning student entry from Albany. Mr Osborne directed and produced a video students practicing drop, cover and hold in a simulated earthquake. Watch the video here

Six students from Kōkiri Ngātahi the Wellington Māori Students Association, won the Wellington student award with their submission which included a video incorporating drop, cover and hold into a haka and emergency instructions in te reo Māori. The video can be found at:

Cindy James was the distance student winner. Ms James who is completing a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) led the drop, cover and hold drill for her classroom on her first day as sole-charge teacher at Wanganui Intermediate School.

Institute of Food Nutrition and Human Health Associate Professor Jane Coad won the teaching staff member award for the Manawatū campus. She conducted the drill with 180 studentson the morning of September 26 and contributed her ideas to the the offical Massey ShakeOut video

Jenny Hardyment from the campus registrar’s office, won the Albany campus non-teaching staff member prize for raising awareness through the department’s newsletter and adding key information to the department’s electronic billboard and using the public address system to announce the drill.

Deanna Riach won the prize for the non-teaching staff member at the Wellington campus. Ms Riach organised a shared emergency lunch for members of the campus emergency management team. Participants shared the food they had in their emergency backpacks and the emergency supply of emergency food stored in the Emergency Operations Centre.
A special prize was awarded to Te Rau Whakaara project coordinator Dale Morgan, from Wellington campus, for being the most enthusiastic participant. Ms Morgan submitted a video of herself practicing drop, cover and hold at Auckland Airport at 9.26am. Mr Scharders says she was the only person to drop, cover and hold out of the many hundreds of commuters in the airport. “The judging panel felt that this performance deserved a special prize."

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