Wendy Saunders

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History of tsunami planning in New Zealand: 1960 to the present

Tsunami awareness in New Zealand has evolved over the last 50 years since the 1960 Chilean tsunami, which struck New Zealand without official warning and caused significant damage, despite occurring at low tide. From 1960 to 2004 various measures were put in place, such as...
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Lessons learned or still learning?

New Zealand has a rich history of natural hazard events, including flooding, coastal erosion, tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquakes, and landslides. In many instances, these natural hazards have determined the location of our towns and cities, including relocating our towns when the risk becomes intolerable.