Media releases and news items
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.
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.
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.