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Regional hazards and emergency management

Regional Hazards

The Regional Hazards Team's aim is to identify, collate, analyse and provide regional scale hazard information to stakeholders, the general public and Civil Defence Emergency Management agencies. Our main goal is to ensure the risks from hazards are reduced over time and that sound decision making results in respect to current and 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, work and play. It plays a key role in supporting Waikato Regional Council’s strategic direction for supporting sustainable communities.

Find out more about natural hazards and the work the Regional Hazards 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.

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).

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) - Tidal Predictions.

NIWA - Tide forecaster.

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).

Auckland Council - Natural Hazards Management.

Coastal Inundation Tool.