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.
The direct impacts of natural hazard events often lead to substantial indirect impacts when goods or services are suddenly not able to be produced, purchased or transported.