GeoNet maintains a rapid response capability for landslides in New Zealand. The rapid response team consists mainly of engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. The aim is to have team members mobilised within 24 hours of a major event. The criteria for activating a rapid response are landslides that cause any of the following:

The purpose of these missions is to ensure that appropriate advice is available to maximise public safety, and to collect reliable and consistent landslide information.