The hazard data is based on existing research, modelling and observations and some maps have been compiled from legacy data sets. Not all areas of the Waikato Region have been covered to the same extent or depth of detail, depending on available information. Hazards might therefore be present in areas not currently mapped within the Portal. In addition, some areas mapped as being subject to a hazard may not be subject to this hazard, particularly if the data is at a “Regional scale” or “General information” information level only (i.e. intended as a heads up to indicate where further investigation may be needed).
We recommend obtaining expert advice to help with interpreting this information for risk assessment purposes. Please note that the Portal does not replace a Land Information Memorandum (LIM), which can be requested from your District/City Council.
Spatial data and maps: Waikato Regional Council, Spatial Information except where stated below.
© Waikato Regional Council. Licensed under CC BY 4.0(external link).
The Data in the Portal comes from a range of sources. Most is owned by Waikato Regional Council; however, much of the earthquake, landslide and volcano data is provided under license from GNS Science. In addition, the Subsidence Bowl data is provided by Contact Energy, the Karapiro Dam Break data by Mercury Energy, and the Coastal Erosion data by Thames Coromandel District Council. Data ownership is described in the metadata. Photography is by Waikato Regional Council, Communications unless otherwise stated.
Waikato Regional Council
The information provided by the Waikato Regional Council through the Portal is intended to provide general information to public and all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date. The Waikato Regional Council has exercised all reasonable skill and care in controlling the content of this information, however it accepts no liability whatsoever in contract, tort or otherwise, for any loss, damage, injury or expense (whether direct, indirect or consequential) arising out of the use of this information by you or any third parties on your behalf. The information provided does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand or any other official guidelines or requirements including LIMs and resource consents, etc. The contents of this document should not be construed as legal or professional advice. You must seek independent expert advice before relying on the information and verify its relevance for your purpose or use. Waikato Regional Council may change, delete, add to or otherwise amend information contained in the Portal without notice. If applicable, you need to acknowledge the source of your information including ownership as provided for in this document.
GNS Science (QMap)
The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science) and its funders give no warranties of any kind concerning the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or fitness for purpose of the data. GNS Science accepts no responsibility for any actions taken based on, or reliance placed on the data and GNS Science and its funders exclude to the full extent permitted by law liability for any loss, damage or expense, direct or indirect, and however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise, resulting from any person’s or organisation’s use of, or reliance on, the data.
GeoNet Web Feature Service (Latest Earthquakes)
Disclaimer: https://www.geonet.org.nz/disclaimer(external link).
GeoNet/Eagle Technology Ltd (NZ Volcano Status)
Disclaimer: GeoNet content is copyright GNS Science (external link)and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License(external link).
GeoNet/Eagle Technology Ltd (NZ Volcano Webcams)
Contact Energy (Subsidence bowls)
This dataset should not be used for construction or design purposes. Please contact Contact Energy Ltd for any further information.
Mercury Energy (Karapiro Dam Break)
The dam break map data is the best estimate of inundation levels for a dam break event. Inundation levels should not be considered as being absolute. If an exact level is required then further analysis should be undertaken to determine that level. Mercury accepts no responsibility for any adverse effect directly or indirectly resulting from the use of this data.
Thames Coromandel District Council (Current Coastal Erosion Line)
Disclaimer: The Proposed District Plan Current Coastal Erosion Line data is copyright reserved by the Thames-Coromandel District Council. Thames-Coromandel District Council gives no warranty in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability completeness or suitability) and accepts no liability (including, without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss, damage or costs in relation to any use of the data. For more information please contact the Council's GIS Department.
Acknowledgement: The acknowledgement must accompany the data and appear on all hard copy maps.
"Proposed District Plan Current Coastal Erosion Line data sourced from the Thames-Coromandel District Council. COPYRIGHT RESERVED."
Thames Coromandel District Council (Future Coastal Process Line)
Disclaimer: The Proposed District Plan Future Coastal Process Line data is copyright reserved by the Thames-Coromandel District Council. Thames-Coromandel District Council gives no warranty in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability completeness or suitability) and accepts no liability (including, without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss, damage or costs in relation to any use of the data. For more information please contact the Council's GIS Department.
Acknowledgement: The acknowledgement must accompany the data and appear on all hardcopy maps.
"Proposed District Plan Provisional Future Coastal Process Line 2012 data sourced from the Thames-Coromandel District Council. COPYRIGHT RESERVED."
Eagle Technology Ltd (NZ Placenames)
Eagle Technology Ltd (NZ Imagery)
Eagle Technology Ltd (NZ – Canvas – Light Grey)