McCarthy M, Langer ER. 2019. Community resilience for natural hazards: a Maori community perspective. In: Wilson J, Simmons D, editors. Building resilience in transient rural communities: guidelines for council. Lincoln (NZ): Lincoln University. p. 19-23.
The social and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand’s rural communities is increasingly dependent on transient workers and visitors. Many of these people are from overseas. These communities, like the rest of the country, face a diversity of natural hazards. Building community resilience to these hazards requires understanding local risk profiles and vulnerabilities, including those for transient population groups. This resource provides guidelines to assist local authorities identify and understand the transient population groups present in their communities.