The Resilience Challenge
One of the most ambitious initiatives undertaken by New Zealand to develop and apply new scientific solutions to transform our response, recovery and “bounce-back” from our wide diversity of natural hazards.
What we do
To enhance New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards.
All over the country our scientists are investigating how we can build New Zealand’s resilience.
Working with stakeholders and end-users to ensure our research is useful and usable.
Exploring Māori ancestral experience with tsunami(s) on Rangitoto (D’Urville Island) as described in a ‘folk tale’ called the Rival Wizards.
We assume that electricity will be available when we want to use it, but what if an earthquake, storm or volcanic eruption hits and a blackout follows?