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Regional hazards and emergency management

Community Safety

Hazards and emergencies in the Waikato region are managed by the Community Safety team. The teams aim is to identify, collate, analyse and provide regional scale hazard information. Our main goal is to ensure the risks from hazards are reduced over time and that sound decision making results in respect to future development of hazard prone areas. The team is involved in everything from flood warning, to oil spills in our oceans.

Effective hazard planning shapes the places where people live and work and the country we live in. It plays a key role in supporting WRC’s wider economic, cultural, social, and environmental objectives and for sustainable communities.

Find out more about natural hazards and the work the Community Safety team is doing in the links below.

Click here to find out about flooding at Waipa.

What are natural hazards?

Information on what natural hazards are, land use planning for natural hazards, what you can do, a glossary and quizzes.

 

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Useful links

Earthquake Commission of New Zealand.

Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) - New Zealand.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

The New Zealand GeoNet Project - real-time monitoring and data collection for rapid response and research into earthquake, volcano, landslide and tsunami hazards.

MetService – Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited (weather information).

NZ City – weather.

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) - New Zealand Tidal Predictions.

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management – you can also view the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 on this site.

Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group

Waikato Lifeline Utilities Group

Natural Hazards New Zealand - provides an integrated approach to natural hazard management.

Natural Hazards Information Centre – a resource jointly created by NIWA and GNS.

New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) - New Zealand Tidal Predictions.

Auckland Council - Natural Hazards Management.

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