Innovative earthquake science to make Aotearoa New Zealand’s economy, infrastructure and communities more resilient to earthquakes and the hazards they cause.
The risk posed to Aotearoa New Zealand’s prosperity and people by earthquakes and their consequences has been clearly demonstrated by research and recent observations of the 2010-11 Canterbury and 2016 Kaikōura earthquakes. Our national resilience to earthquakes can be improved with reliable earthquake and tsunami hazard models, and more detailed understanding of earthquakes and the hazards they cause, including ground shaking, tsunami and landslides.
We aim to give decision-makers and planners the insights they need to effectively mitigate the risk of earthquakes and the primary (strong ground shaking) and secondary (tsunami, landslides) hazards they cause.
To achieve this, we are working closely with stakeholders and partners in central and local government to:
Kia auaha te pūtaiao mō ngā rū kia manawaroa ake ai te ōhanga, te tūāhanga me ngā hapori ki ngā rū me ōna mōreareatanga.
Kua āta whakaatuhia e ngā rangahau me ngā tirohanga o ngā rū i Ōtautahi i ngā tau 2010-11, i Kaikōura hoki i te tau 2016 i ngā tūraru me ngā hua o ngā rū ka pā ki te tōnuitanga me ngā tāngata o Aotearoa. Ka taea te whakapai ake i tō mātou manawaroa ki ngā rū mā ngā tauira horopū mō ngā mōrearea rū, tai āniwhaniwha hoki, me te mārama āmiki ki ngā rū me ōna mōreareatanga, tae atu ki te rū o te whenua, te tai āniwhaniwha me te horowhenua.
E whai ana mātou ki te tuku māramatanga ki ngā kaiwhakatau me ngā kaiwhakamahere e pai ai te whakamauru i te tūraru o ngā rū me ōna mōrearea matua (te kaha rū o te whenua), mōrearea mātāmuri hoki (tai āniwhaniwha, horowhenua).
Hei whakatutuki i tēnei, kei te mahi tahi mātou ki te hunga whaipānga me ngā hoa rangapū i te kāwanatanga ā-motu, ā-rohe hoki ki te: