Nature can be a destructive force. Our science will help to prevent property damage and save lives.
15 March 2018
The 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake has shown that more than 100 million dumptrucks of mud and sand flow through the Kaikōura Canyon every 140 years, scientists say.
8 October 2017
Autumn and winter rain caused damaging floods and slips across New Zealand, yet again. Susan Pepperell investigates the nation's evolving skill in avoiding and coping with water.
13 June 2017
Imagine if you could foresee what would happen to your home in a severe flood or tsunami, and then work out how to prevent or reduce the impact before any such event occurred.
5 October 2017
It is well known that earthquakes can trigger tsunami but they can also be caused by landslides – with devastating effects.