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Dr Carol Stewart joins Vanuatu research expedition

Dr Stewart joined six others in a January research expedition to Tanna Island; collecting data on ash and gas emissions impacts from Mount Yasur. 
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Disastrous Doctorates 2018 Auckland workshop a success

Forty-five doctoral students attended the free workshop in Auckland from the 7th-9th February.
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Exercise Buzzy Bee - Students tackle emergency management scenario

Scots College students took part in an emergency management exercise at the JCDR.
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Ten Year Anniversary Book available now

The JCDR 10 Year Anniversary Book is now available. Check out what we have been up to over the last 10 years. 
Download your copy here.
JCDR 10 Year Anniversary Book

Building resilience and disaster management for NZ Marae

Dr Christine Kenney takes part in a panel discussing current issues around building resilience for marae and marae disaster management.  
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Disastrous Doctorates heads to Auckland

The Disastrous Doctorates workshop will take place for the first time in Auckland this week. 
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Dr Christine Kenney receives Marsden Funding

Dr Christine Kenney receives Masrden funding to explore Māori resilience in post-disaster contexts. 
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Auckland eruption scenario cuts wastewater treatment to 1 million

Carol Stewart presents her research at the annual DEVORA forum; exploring the impacts of a hypothetical eruption in Manukau harbour. 
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New Zealand expertise helps to build community resilience in Mexico

Researcher uses 3D mapping workshops to help Colima locals in building urban resilience. 
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Emergency preparation - only for the privileged?

Emergency supplies are an extra cost some cant afford. Dr Denise Blake questions assumptions behind government documents and emergency preparedness websites. 
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Up and coming events


The aim of the survey is to understand animal owners risk perception of wildfire before, during and after the February 2017 Port Hills Fires.
Take part here

Disaster apps usability survey

Do you use a smartphone app to know about hazard events? Help us understand the usability of disaster apps by participating in this survey.
Take part here


The 2018 National Emergency Management Conference is fast approaching. This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, focusing on the theme ‘Partners for Resilience’.

When: 30th-31st May 2018
Where: Wellington, New Zealand
Full details and enrollment here

Disaster Risk and Emergency Management:  National Expedition

Internship programme where students can eplore New Zealand’s varied hazardscape and build understanding in Emergency Management.
When: 25 June – 7 July, 2018 
Where: Throughout NZ, Based out of Wellington
Full details and enrollment here

ISCRAM Asia Pacific Conference 2018 

The purpose of ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2018 is to exchange research into and experiences of information systems use in emergency management.
When: November 2018
Where: Wellington, New Zealand
Register you interest here

Massey news items

Inaugural conference for crisis information systems specialists
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Two years after the Kaikoura earthquake, emergency managers from throughout the Asia-Pacific have...
Ambassadors gain insights into Pacific regional security
Thursday 30 November 2017
Ambassadors and senior diplomats from Europe and Israel visited Massey University's Wellington...
Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?
Thursday 21 September 2017
Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot...
NZ an emergency management magnet for US students
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Emergency and crisis management student interns from the US and Canada reckon New Zealand has...
Breast cancer PhD research wins Massey 3MT
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Research on the "cross-talk" between breast cancer cells and immune cells that could lead to new...
Zinc link might make roof water safer to drink
Wednesday 26 July 2017
A new study of Wellington roof catchment rainwater has found that zinc in galvanised steel roofs...
Video praise from international PhD student
Thursday 29 June 2017
An international PhD student researching disaster preparedness says in an Education New Zealand...

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