13 August 2012

Community Briefings on Earthquakes

Let's talk about earthquakes 

Wellington City Council is hosting a series of community briefings with GNS Science to talk about earthquakes. The briefings are designed to give you and your community a better understanding of the earthquake risk to our city.


Wellington has already experienced four significant earthquakes since 1840. Our city survived those quakes with minimal casualties. We’ll talk about what we’ve learnt from these events, what we’re learning from the Canterbury earthquake sequence and what we know from important recent GNS Science research. The briefings will give you an overview of what has already been done to make our city safer and the work we have planned to improve our infrastructure’s resilience.

You’ll also find out more about what you can do to make sure you and your family are ready for an earthquake and have the opportunity to talk to our experts about earthquake issues over a cup of tea afterwards.

The first briefings will be held in:

  • Johnsonville – 7.30pm, Thursday August 23 (Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Avenue)
  • Newtown – 7.30pm, Thursday 30 August (St Anne’s Parish Hall, 22 Emmett Street)
  • Island Bay – 7.30pm, Tuesday 18 September (Island Bay School, Clyde Street)
  • Mount Victoria – 7.30pm, Thursday 27th September (The New Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh St)


Register for a briefing session 
To register to attend a meeting please visit www.Wellington.govt.nz/earthquake.

If you are unable to register online you can also phone (04) 801 4219 to register. Entry is free.

We’re working with local communities to schedule more briefing sessions over the next few months and we’ll be updating our website with details of additional sessions once these are confirmed.

We want to encourage all Wellingtonians to get a better understanding of the earthquake risk to our city, the work we have been undertaking to make our city safer and how to prepare for an emergency.

Please share this email with your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours and get them to register to attend a meeting.
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