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Tephra

Tephra is published by the Ministry to raise awareness and understanding of the major hazards we face in New Zealand, and address issues relevant to managing these hazards.

November 2012: Community Resilience: case studies from the Canterbury earthquakes

In this issue:

  • Director’s Foreword
  • Exploring Resilience
  • The Grace Vineyard Church Response
  • The New Brighton Community Response Following the Canterbury Earthquake
  • Students vs. The Machine
  • Sumner Community Hub
  • Lyttelton’s Grassroots Response
  • Challenging disaster management through Community Engagement
  • Mobilising for Resilience: From Government to Governance

Tephra Volume 23 (.pdf 1.33mb)


July 2009: Community Resilience

In this issue:

  • CDEM, Integrated Planning and Resilience What is the connection?
  • Resilience: Great Concept … But What Does it Mean for Organisations?
  • Defining and Measuring Community Resilience to Natural Disasters A case study from Auckland
  • Connections between Research and Resilience: The Role of EQC
  • Rational Chaos: Human and Traffic Behaviour in Earthquake Events
  • Empowerment and Capacity Building Recovery Lessons from an Earthquake in China
  • Opportunities for Natural Hazard Risk Reduction Perspectives from the State, Market, and Civil Society
  • Pre-Event Recovery Planning for Natural Hazards
  • Urban Resilience and the Open Space Network
  • A Perspective on Integration in Resource Management and Planning: The New Zealand Resource Management Act
  • A Systems Approach to Security Management
  • Research, Science, and Emergency Management Partnering for Resilience

Tephra Volume 22 (.pdf 7.8mb)


September 2004: Living with Volcanoes

In this issue:

  • Volcanoes of New Zealand
  • Monitoring New Zealand Volcanoes
  • Living with Volcanoes - The Taranaki Story
  • National Contingency Plan for Volcanoes
  • Understanding the Volcanic Risk
  • Cities on Volcanoes - Preparing for an Eruption from the Auckland Volcanic Field
  • Impacts & Mitigation Options
  • Evacuate - Impact of an evacuation order for the Bay of Plenty
  • The Okataina Threat for the Bay of Plenty
  • Research on Volcanoes & On the Web
  • Volcanic Hazard Risk Perceptions in New Zealand

Tephra Volume 21 (.pdf 3.64 MB)


June 2003: Wet and Wild

In this issue:

  • Weather Systems that Produce Floods and Gales
  • Severe Weather Forecasting
  • Coromandel Weather Bomb
  • Storms from the Tropics
  • Coastal Hazards
  • Swells on New Zealand Coasts
  • Is there a Real Tsunami Threat to our Coasts
  • Enhancing Flood Forecasts
  • Research on Weather Systems
  • A National Warning System
  • Using Radar to Diagnose Weather Systems
  • Snowstorms
  • Numerical Weather Prediction

Tephra Volume 20 (.pdf 8.6mb)


June 2002: Earth Movements

In this issue:

  • Overview: An Earth Moving Experience in New Zealand
  • The Abbotsford Landslide
  • The Crater Lake Issue
  • Planning for a Lahar Event
  • Evaluating the Risks and Coordinating Planning
  • Towards a Resilient New Zealand
  • Protecting the National Grid
  • Sinkhole at Waihi
  • Speedy Response to Waihi Subsidence
  • The Next Great West Coast Earthquake
  • Hipaua Steaming Cliffs and Little Waihi Landslide
  • Shakin’ the House Down
  • Geonet: Monitoring the Hazards in a New Century

Tephra Volume 19 (.pdf 8.5mb)


February 2001: Floods

In this issue:

  • Flood Weather
  • Factors causing flooding to be New Zealand's Number One Hazard
  • The Big One of '98
  • Alexandra: A practical solution for managing flood risk
  • Managing the Flood Hazard
  • Research for Resilience
  • Wairoa - A town living with the risk of flooding
  • Floodplain Management Planning

Tephra Volume 18 (pdf 5.2mb)


October 1999: Tsunami (.pdf 3.9mb)

June 1998: Earthquakes (.pdf 2.4mb)

June 1997: Storms (.pdf 715kb)

June 1996: Risk Management (.pdf 435kb)

October 1995: Volcanic Hazards in New Zealand (.pdf 778kb)