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Effects of afforestation on groundwater recharge: perspectives for New Zealand in relation to the One Billion Trees Programme

Frederika Mourot, Rogier S. Westerhoff & Stewart G. Cameron
Global attention on the development of afforestation programmes and the need to evaluate the trade-off between tree carbon sequestration potential and tree water use are increasing. In New Zealand, a large afforestation programme (the One Billion Tree Programme) was launched in 2018. This programme aims to assist the nation’s transition to a low-emission economy while also providing employment, improving erosion control and water quality; and supporting Māori objectives for their land and forests. Most of...

Awatarariki catchment debris flow early warning system framework

Chris I. Massey, Sally H. Potter & Graham S. Leonard
In 2005, a large debris flow occurred in the Awatarariki catchment, above the township of Matatā, in the North Island of New Zealand. The debris flow damaged homes and infrastructure in Matatā. Risk assessments have been carried out by Tonkin & Taylor, and the calculated annual individual fatality risk to dwelling occupants in the area affected by debris flow hazards has been assessed as being intolerable by Whakatāne District Council (WDC) and most of the...

Te Kura Whenua ki Pukearuhe wānanga completion report

Malcolm J. Arnot, Kyle J. Bland, Hannu C. Seebeck, Richard L. Kellett, Greg H. Browne, Tania Gerrard, Hemi Waitaiki-Curry & Tiaan Bonica-Kururangi
In March 2019, GNS Science and Ngāti Tama, in collaboration with Ngāti Mutunga, led a Te Kura Whenua wānanga at Pukearuhe Marae, Urenui, Taranaki. Te Kura Whenua is a community engagement initiative aimed at creating dialogue and sharing knowledge between scientists and Māori communities on geoscience-related topics, such as climate change, geological hazards and geological resources, and Māori perspectives on the whenua. The two-and-a-half day wānanga involved field-based and hands-on activity-based learning. This report outlines...

New Zealand Building Attribute Catalogue and Standard development

Sheng-Lin Lin & Jose Moratalla
This report documents the development of the New Zealand building attribute catalogue and standard. The purpose of the New Zealand building attribute catalogue and standard is to describe buildings in a uniform manner as a key step towards assessing their risk to multiple hazards. Criteria for development of the building attribute catalogue and standard were New-Zealand-focused and multi-hazard-focused. Only natural hazards, such as earthquake, flood, wind, volcanic eruption, tsunami and landslide, were considered. A literature...

Māori interests in petroleum

Hemi Waitaiki-Curry & Richard L. Kellett
As part of a wider study of the public perception of the petroleum resource sector in New Zealand, the relationship between Māori and the oil and gas industry has been reviewed in the context of cultural, economic and societal factors. Existing literature on the subject can be divided into several themes, including submissions to and reports from the Waitangi Tribunal, books and articles on the early history of the petroleum industry in New Zealand, guides...

Tectonic map of Te Riu-a-Māui / Zealandia

Nick Mortimer, Belinda Smith Lyttle & Jenny Black
This map poster shows the main tectonic features of the region within and near Te Riu-a-Māui / Zealandia. Earth's eighth continent is c. 5 Mkm2 in area and 95% submerged. Like all continents, it has a foundation of old, hard, crystalline rocks and a cargo of younger sedimentary basins and volcanoes. Te Riu-a-Māui / Zealandia is surrounded by oceanic crust of various ages and cut by the active Pacific-Australia plate boundary. Crust type (continental, oceanic,...

Bathymetric map of Te Riu-a-Māui / Zealandia

Nick Mortimer, Belinda Smith Lyttle & Jenny Black
This map poster shows the height and shape of the solid Earth within and near Earth's eighth continent, Te Riu-a-Māui / Zealandia, as if the oceans had been drained of water. The names of onland features are shown in plain text and undersea features in italics. Territorial limits of the Exclusive Economic Zones of various countries and New Zealand's Extended Continental Shelf are shown as lines, along with the extent of the Te Riu-a-Māui /...

February 2020 Southland flooding evacuation and response: Results of a survey

Lucy H. Kaiser, Finn R. Scheele, Sally H. Potter, Maureen A. Coomer & Joshua Stewart
In February 2020, the communities of Gore, Mataura and Wyndham in Southland, Aotearoa New Zealand, were impacted by a significant flood event, leading to a mandatory evacuation of the community and numerous flooded properties. A survey of the communities of Gore, Mataura and Wyndham was conducted in July 2020 to gather residents’ perspectives and experiences during the flooding event and ensuing evacuation. Topics included risk perception, weather and flood warnings, evacuation, impacts and demographics. Of...

Crowdsourced data management at GNS Science

Modelling fire following earthquake for multiple scenarios affecting Wellington City

Finn R. Scheele, Biljana Lukovic, Jose Moratalla, Alexandre Dunant & Nick A. Horspool
Fires are a common secondary hazard following earthquakes and, on rare occasions, can develop into major events with severe consequences. Wellington City has many characteristics that make it susceptible to fire following earthquake (FFE), including the potential for conflagrations and significant losses (e.g. property, infrastructure and casualties). Through the ‘It’s Our Fault’ (IOF) research programme, we are revisiting FFE modelling for Wellington City, building on the previous models developed by Cousins et al. (2002). Previous...

Clyde Dam seismic hazard reassessment, phase 3: seismic hazard analysis

Mark W. Stirling, Nicola J. Litchfield, David A. Rhoades, Graeme H. McVerry & Russ J. Van Dissen

Earthquake-Induced Landscape Dynamics (EILD) end-user and stakeholder tools engagement plan

Philip J. Glassey & Wendy S. A. Saunders
The 14 November 2016 MW 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake generated thousands of landslides, hundreds of significant landslide dams and damaged hillslopes that are now susceptible to failure during rainstorms and aftershocks. This debris, when further mobilised, will create new hazards, including further landslides, dams, rapid aggradation and formation of alluvial fans and floodplains, and increased river channel instability as the debris cascades from hillslope to sea. These hazards can persist for decades, requiring active management by...

National Seismic Digital Waveform Collection

GNS Science Visual Media Library

New Zealand fossil spores and pollen: an illustrated catalogue

Ian. J Raine, Dallas C. Mildenhall & Elisabeth M. Kennedy

RGMAD Archive 1998-2011 Era

The 2021 update to New Zealand's National Tsunami Hazard Model

William L. Power, David R. Burbidge & Aditya R. Gusman
The National Tsunami Hazard Model (NTHM) provides estimates of tsunami heights at the shoreline for return periods of up to 2500 years. It is used as a basis for selecting scenarios used for tsunami inundation modelling, which underpins tsunami evacuation zone design, land use planning and risk assessments. The original NTHM was completed in 2013, though it built upon a 2005 study focused only on the main coastal cities. Since 2013, there have been improvements...

Comparison of ammonia-nitrogen measurements between unpreserved and acid-sulfuric preserved groundwater samples

M. Estefania Santamaria Cerrutti & Magali Moreau
In 2016, the National Groundwater Monitoring Programme (NGMP) sampling kit was modified by adding a 100 mL sulfuric-acidified sampling bottle for the analysis of ammonia-nitrogen (NH3-N). This change was prompted by a review applying the most recent version of Standard Methods (Rice et al. 2012), which is the basis for the sampling protocol adopted by the programme since 2006. Acidification was recommended to inhibit bacterial activity and prevent salt formation with organic bases. This report...

New Zealand Paleoseismic Site Database

Definitive 1-minute Apia (API) data

Cascading hazard and risk framework for Hikurangi Flagship project

David R. Burbidge, Alex Dunant, Jose Moratalla, Vinod K. Sadashiva, S. R. Uma & Annemarie Christophersen

2014 Definitive 1-minute Apia (API) data

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2019 Definitive 1-minute Apia (API) data

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