Are natural disasters the new norm?

2 Feb 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Albany campus
The Round Room

The devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake cost an estimated 40 billion dollars. The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake wreaked carnage along important transport routes with the rebuild projected to reach billions of dollars. Our capital city is perched upon one of the most active geological zones.

Our changing physical environment is significantly affecting our economy, politics and society. The potential loss of loved ones, property and livelihood is becoming the new reality for many, while others watch through a media lens. How does the country come together, and how do we cope with natural disaster and sustain a united and socially compassionate response?

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