Saunders, W.S.A.; Beban, J.G.; Coomer, M.A. 2014 Analysis of natural hazard provisions in regional policy statements, territorial authority plans, and CDEM Group Plans. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2014/28 72 p.
Abstract: There is currently a heightened awareness of natural hazards in New Zealand, which is reflected in the Government identifying that the Resource Management Act 1991 requires several changes to better recognise natural hazards and their associated risk. This includes prioritising natural hazard risk as a matter of national importance. It is therefore timely to assess how natural hazard provisions are currently incorporated into regional policy statements, territorial land use plans, and civil defence emergency management group plans. This report provides an analysis of the data collected in Saunders & Ruske (2014) from plans representing 94 authorities (11 regional councils, 67 territorial authorities (i.e., unitary, city and district), and 16 Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups). This is the first study that examines every regional policy statement, territorial authority plan and CDEM Group plan in the New Zealand, with a total of 99 plans being assessed. (auth)