Conference paper

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...

Tourism Recovery after the 2009 Tsunami in Samoa

On September 29th 2009, the 8.3 magnitude earthquake off of the southern coast of Samoa in the Pacific Ocean generated massive tsunami waves resulting in severe devastation for many villages and contamination of their coastal areas. The disaster greatly impacted the tourism infrastructure, economy, environment...

Australia's response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Where has Australians’ money been spent and how are aid agencies continuing to deliver assistance to tsunami-affected communities? This report draws on a public roundtable the committee held with a range of NGO representatives and government officials in May 2006. The aim was to assess...