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Local Government New Zealand seeks to develop a national approach around natural hazard risk management

23 Oct 2014, LGNZ, New Zealand - gov

'Having hazard resilient communities requires in the first instance that our hazard management systems are themselves more resilient. This will be aided by being more strategically organised and focused, and our operational activities being more integrated, cohesive and ultimately, effective' says Taranaki Regional Council Chief Executive Basil Chamberlain....

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 2010 300,002
Earthquake* 1987 7,025
Flood 1984 6,805
Flood 2004 2,850
Flood 2004 2,500
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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