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Hazards and emergency management

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

Oil spill exercise. John Barran Photography
What Waikato Regional Council is doing
Latest news
Caldera Advisory Group
Civil Defence and Emergency Management
Flood warning
River levels and rainfall
Risk mitigation plans

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Natural hazards in our region

Coastal Hazards
Debris Flows
Droughts
Earthquakes
Geothermal Activity
Lake Taupo Erosion and Flood Strategy
Landslides

Marine, river and stream oil spills
River flooding
Rural fires
Subsidence
Tsunami
Volcanic activity
Weather hazards

 

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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 Engineering Lifelines 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.