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.
Cultural Resilience in the Capital
Can our capital cope with a natural disaster? Our researchers have been surveying Wellingtonians to find out how resilient the city’s residents are.
Church, Community and Beyond:
Effective Disaster Risk Communication with and for Pacific People in Auckland
Disaster messaging is only effective if embraced by the population it is intended for.
Nicha, a master’s student in our Urban programme, is exploring the diverse ways people with different backgrounds prepare and cope with disasters.
New Knowledge on Alpine Fault Consequences
New Zealand’s Alpine Fault is expected to produce a magnitude 8 earthquake in future, which will widely impact the South Island and lower North Island.