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WHAT ARE NATURAL HAZARDS? Find out about natural hazards and what we're doing about them.


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WAIKATO REGIONAL HAZARDS PORTAL: Your one-stop shop for spatial information about our region's hazards.

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COASTAL INUNDATION TOOL: See our coastal areas that are at most risk of flooding.


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CIVIL DEFENCE: Stay informed when you need it most - visit the website here.

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FLOOD WARNINGS AND UPDATES: Visit our virtual flood room for the latest information.

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WHAT'S HOT? Find out the latest news about hazards in the Waikato and New Zealand.

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QUIZZES: Check out our range of hazard quizzes and test your knowledge!

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RIVER FLOODING: Learn more about flooding risk areas, mitigiation and management.

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RIVER LEVELS AND RAINFALL: View our latest readings across all our monitored sites.

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COASTAL HAZARDS: Learn more about erosion, flooding, storms, climate change and tsunami.

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DROUGHTS: Find out more about the potential impacts of droughts, and how we're helping.

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EARTHQUAKES: Learn about how earthquakes happen and what you can do to be prepared.

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GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY: Geothermal areas can be hazard hot-spots - learn more here!

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LANDSLIDES: Learn about the different kinds of landslides and how we monitor them!

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DEBRIS FLOWS: Find out more about debris flows and how to safely manage them.

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OIL SPILLS: Learn how to clean up after an oil spill and what we're doing to help.

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SUBSIDENCE: Find out what subsidence is and why it can be hazardous.

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LAKE TAUPO EROSION AND FLOOD STRATEGY: Find out about our joint programme.

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TSUNAMI: Learn about how tsunamis develop and how we're working to keep you safe and reduce the risk.

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.


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