Media releases and news items
Media release: Tsunami preparedness in the Chatham Islands 150 years after the devastating South American event
15 August 2018
Māori oral histories reveal previously undocumented insights into the devastating tsunami on the Chatham Islands, 150 years after the event.
5 August 2018
Researcher Nickola Loodin shares insight into her work on including children in disaster planning.
27 July 2018
Professor Shane Cronin shares his volcanology expertise in a story about the amount of warning Auckland might get before an eruption.
PreventionWeb story: The role of Buddhist pagodas in Auckland’s natural disaster preparedness, response and recovery
19 July 2018
Investigating how places of worship could help increase resilience of South East Asian communities in Auckland.
10 July 2018
Researchers have launched a new platform that will help researchers make better use of New Zealand’s Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience data.
RadioLIVE story : The Carrington Effect
24 June 2018
In 1859 we experienced a solar flare hot enough to melt telegraph wires. Infrastructure programme researcher Nirmal Nair talks about what might happen if we had one today.
21 June 2018
A new Wellington study has highlighted the confusion that followed the Kaikōura Earthquake, with only a third of people in tsunami-threatened Petone and Eastbourne evacuating to higher ground within the recommended 10 minutes.
Media release: Tsunami evacuation after the Kaikōura Earthquake: Understanding community behaviour in Petone and Eastbourne
21 June 2018
Research into tsunami evacuation after the Kaikōura earthquake found that Lower Hutt residents were confused about whether they should evacuate, and evacuated slowly, if at all.
18 June 2018
A catastrophic Alpine Fault earthquake could leave the South Island’s West Coast cut off from the main grid for many weeks – and now researchers have begun exploring how the region could survive by itself.
We know that we should be prepared for a natural disaster, but what about those who can’t afford an earthquake kit, or aren’t physically able to move to higher ground in case of a tsunami?
10 November 2016
Prof Bruce Glavovic featured in the NZ Herald, talking about collaborative efforts to address coastal hazards risk including the multi-partner Hawkes Bay Coastal Hazards Strategy 2120.
1 July 2015
The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge was formally launched this week ushering in a collaborative and holistic approach to dealing with natural hazards in New Zealand.