Taranaki faces significant potential natural hazards and a number of specialist studies have been carried out to assess the nature and/or likely impacts of these hazards.
Central Government co-investment in flood protection
This report, published in August 2019 for regional councils and Local Government New Zealand, sets out a case for central government co-investmentment in river management and flood protection schemes. The report is subtitled 'Critical Adaptation to Climate Change for a More Resilient New Zealand'.Central Government Co-investment in River Management for Flood Protection (1.5 MB pdf) (single document only)
A report by GNS Science in 2013 found the liquefaction hazard is limited to only a few areas in Taranaki. The report was commissioned by the Taranaki Regional Council and the New Plymouth, Stratford and South Taranaki District Councils.Liquefaction hazard in Taranaki - GNS Science (8.3 MB pdf) See fact sheet
Taranaki's earthquake data is summarised and analysed in annual reports prepared by GNS Science for the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.Taranaki Seismic & Ground Deformation Monitoring 2016-2017 - GNS Science (4.6 MB pdf) Earlier reports
This report presents results of computer modelling of tsunami inundation of Taranaki coastal communities in exposed locations at risk from this hazard. The report was prepared by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council for the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.Taranaki tsunami inundation analysis (6.8 MB pdf) (single document only)
This report from GNS Science gives an overview of key information needed to effectively manage volcanic hazards in Taranaki. The report was commissioned by the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.Volcano hazards management for Taranaki - GNS Science (7 MB pdf) (single document only)