Landslide Reports


Landslide reports are prepared after every GeoNet landslide response. The collection dates from the commencement of the GeoNet Project in July 2001.

2010 - Present
Event Year Event Date Location Description Report
2022 16th - 19th August Nelson Tasman Landslide Response Nelson Tasman District following extreme rainfall
2019 25th - 31st March West Coast Landslides caused by the West Coast storm
2019 23th January Hawke's Bay Cape Kidnappers coastal cliff collapse
2018 20th - 21st February Nelson Tasman Landslides and debris flows caused by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita
2017 7th-12th March Auckland Landslides Triggered by the "Tasman Tempest" rainfall event
2015 19th - 20th June Taranaki-Wanganui-Manawatu Reconnaissance report on landsliding caused by a heavy rainfall event
2015 4th May Central Otago Landslides and ground damage during the Mw 5.8 Matukituki Earthquake
2015 6th January Canterbury Wilberforce Earthquake: Preliminary findings of the landslide and ground deformation
2014 5th January Dart River Activity of the landslide Te Horo and Te Koroka fan, Dart River
2013 21st July Cook Strait ML6.5 Cook Strait earthquake: Reconnaissance report on liquefaction effects and landslides
2013 15th – 17th June Marahau-Motueka Landslides and debris flows caused by a heavy rainfall event
2013 9th January Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Mt Haast rock avalanche and Ball Ridge rockfall
2011 2nd July Auckland Report on the fatal rockfall on the coastal cliff south of Rothesay Bay
2011 18th June Ohope Beach Ohope Beach landslide
2011 24th February Canterbury Report on Landslide Reconnaissance Flight on 24 February 2011 following the Mw 6.3 Christchurch Earthquake
2011 22th February Canterbury Rockfalls and landslides triggered by the February 2011 Christchurch (NZ) earthquake
2010 10th September Kaikōura Report on the landslide that blocked SH 1 and the railway line
2010 4th September Canterbury M7.1 Darfield Earthquake: response to investigate cracks in the Harper Hills
2010 26th May North Otago Rockfall at the Takiroa rock art site
2000 - 2009
2009 30th June Taupo Field investigations at Waihi Landslide
2008 June-August Auckland-Wellington Landslides caused by rainfall in Auckland and Wellington
2008 8th July Queenstown Shotover River landslide response
2008 January Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Vampire rock avalanches
2007 29th August Otago The Young River landslide response
2006 15th December Pohangina, Manawatu Totara Reserve Regional Park cliff collapse
2005 20th October Gisborne Reconnaissance of landslide and flood damage caused by the 2005 Labour Weekend storm
2005 18th May Matata Debris flow disaster at Matata: Causes and mitigation suggestions
2005 18th May Matata Debris flow disaster at Matata
2004 18th July Rotorua M5.4 Lake Rotoehu Earthquake: Reconnaissance studies of landslides
2004 15th – 17th February Wanganui-Manawatu Analysis of land sliding caused by the February 2004 rainstorms
2004 15th – 17th February Southern North Island Landslides caused by the February 2004 rainstorms and floods in southern North Island
2003 3rd October Paekakariki,Wellington Preliminary report on landslides, gully erosion, and debris flood effects
2003 22nd August Fiordland Mw7.2 Fiordland earthquake: Reconnaissance studies of landslides and other ground damage
2002 9th November Canterbury The fatal Ramsay Glacier rockfall
2002 3rd January West Otago The fatal Cleft Peak debris flow