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Filming with Joe McLeod at Tapu te Ranga marae in Island Bay
Mid way through the year the centre was approached by AFAC (Australian and New Zealand National Council for fire, emergency services and land management) and ASN Media in Australia to create a short film to feature in an online news program (AFAC TV) for the Australasian fire and emergency services sector.
The program featured interviews with leading industry professionals, news reports and sponsored editorial profiles exploring topics such as community resilience, research utilisation, the national approach to emergency management, and industry standards. The program was then launched at AFAC18 on 6 September 2018 and distributed via a communications campaign reaching decision makers and influencers from fire, emergency management, law enforcement, defence, resources and hazardous industrial sectors.
Interviewing Wellington Mayor Justin Lester at Civic Square
The story we were asked to tell was how we are currently working to build community resilience to disasters. This then eventuated into a three-minute news style report on the importance and effectiveness of community resilience as a way of managing and mitigating the impacts of disaster events. The filming was funded by QuakeCoRE and was used as a platform to demonstrate how a number of entities are collaborating together effectively to build an earthquake resilient Wellington. These 3 entities are:
Policy and practice
Science and research
Local communities and indigenous knowledge
We establishing this narrative in partnership with the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office and Te Piringa o Te Awakairangi (TPoTA), the local marae collective, to ensure we were telling each collaborators story in the most authentic way. This contributed to a long shoot day on August 2nd visiting a number of sites around the city including, Te Papa, Tapu te Ranga Marae, Civic Square and Kilbirnie School.
Below were the key messages we collectively identified as central to the story:
Reporter Richard Langston in the Quake Braker at Te Papa
We were greatful to have Richard Langston, of the TV show Country Calendar, as our reporter and Ivars Berzins as our cameraman on the day. Additionally, this film would not have been made possible without our amazing interviewees; Wendy Saunders (GNS Science/QuakeCoRE); Joe McLeod (TPoTA); Te Rei Koopu (TPoTA); James Stewart (TPoTA); Mayor Justin Lester (WCC); Tony Austin (Kilbirnie School Principal); and Chris Montgomerie (BOT Chairperson).
Following the shoot the footage was packaged up by ASN Media in Australia and sent back to us for final comments. The final version of the film can be viewed at the link below:
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 April 2019