Live in Rotorua and Taupō districts? Our researchers need your help.

Published: Tue Nov 22 2022 3:00 PM
Updated: Sat Dec 3 2022 2:00 PM

Our researchers have created a short survey to help understand Rotorua and Taupō district residents' views on different hazards.

This survey is now closed. Thank you to all that participated.

By filling out the short survey, residents of Rotorua and Taupō districts can help our researchers understand what people think about volcanic, earthquake and other geological and weather events that may impact their lives. The survey asks questions about different hazard events, emergency drills and a series of demographic questions. The findings will help inform future research and emergency management work in the region.

More info about the survey:

This survey is part of a collaborative five-year project called ECLIPSE “Eruption or Catastrophe: Learning to Implement Preparedness for future Supervolcano Eruptions”. The work is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund. ECLIPSE is a multi-disciplinary team of scientist from Victoria University, Massey University, The University of Canterbury and GNS Science, Iwi and Hapū and emergency management personnel who are working together to know more about volcanic and seismic activity in the area.

Although we can’t prevent natural hazards, we can prepare for them – and we should.

Earthquakes can occur anywhere in New Zealand at any time. In the event of a large earthquake: Drop, Cover and Hold.

During volcanic activity, follow official advice provided by your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.

Want to get prepared?

For information on preparing for earthquakes or responding to volcanic activity, there are guidelines from the National Emergency Management Agency's Get Ready website.

Prepare your home. Protect your whānau.

There’s a lot we can do to make our homes safer and stronger for earthquakes. Toka Tū Ake EQC’s website has key steps to get you started.

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