Our Homes | Our Hazards

Copy of Building Performance

Is your house, land or business affected?

Check out our interactive maps to find out. Come along to the community risk workshops to discuss the new science. If you can't make the meetings, contact us with any questions.

Natural Hazards Interactive Maps


Download our natural Hazards fact sheets


Debris Inundation (landslide & debris flow)

Active Faults


Read the full scientific reports here.


Fill in our online survey


Download the survey and email it to us or return to reception.

Did you know:

  • our District has zones where liquefaction may affect large areas, zones where it is possible and zones where it is unlikely?
  • parts of our district are at risk from landslides?
  • some fault lines are more likely to disrupt our lives than others?
  • increasing extreme weather means our community faces an increased risk of flooding?

The District Plan is Council’s planning rulebook for building and development in the District. Council has new science on flooding, liquefaction, landslides and active faults. This will help us draft new rules within the Natural Hazards chapter of the District Plan. Through the District Plan we can:

  • decide where and how future development is allowed,
  • outline how our community plans for natural hazards like floods and earthquakes,
  • develop the kind of community we want to leave our children.

Since the 2016 earthquake Council has been updating what we know about the natural hazards in Kaikōura. Now we need the community’s help to turn this science into new guidelines for building and development in our District.

Your information will help shape how we draft the new rules. The final rules and information will be included in the District Plan and used by the Council when processing resource and building consents, be on Council’s website, Land Information Memoranda and property files.

Council wants to hear from you - remember, they’re our homes, so they’re our hazards.


Combined Community Workshop - Saturday 30th November | 1pm-4pm | Memorial Hall supper room


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15 October 2019