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NIWA and GNS scientists recently visited Edgecumbe to assess flood damage in the area. In this video, local resident John McNeill walks us through the destruction around his property.
NIWA scientists scan Lake Tekapo with the aim of finding out if submarine landslides can create a tsunami hazard for the Lake Tekapo township and hydropower infrastructure.
Dr Joshu Mountjoy talks us through the technology involved with this multi-disciplinary project. Project funded by the Natural Hazards Research Platform.
Scientists will be knocking on doors in Edgecumbe next week seeking to survey the damage done to buildings from recent flooding caused when a stopbank on the Rangitaiki River breached.
New Zealand’s coast is sculpted by ocean waves. Some wave conditions bring joy to surfers and beachgoers, but, at other times, waves can cause major hazards at sea or along the shore.