Drop, cover and hold are the three simple things that could save your life in the event of an earthquake.
New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place at 9:30am on Thursday.
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Everyone is encouraged to drop, cover and hold so you are reminded what to do if an earthquake hits.
ShakeOut is held across the world and the Kiwi version was first held in 2012 and then again in 2015.
While ShakeOut is intended to be fun, it's seriously important, a Civil Defence spokesperson says.
Around 800,000 Kiwis are signed up to participate, Civil Defence says.
Find tips on what to do in a disaster here.