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10 Apr

Towards a stronger Kaikōura: a community event

Since the 2016 quake, researchers have been working with the local community and businesses to understand its impacts. Join us in Kaikōura to discuss what we’re learning about the environment, tourism and the local economy, as well as community resilience and response planning.

This is a free event. All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Register on Eventbrite to attend.


5:00pm | Doors open

5.30pm | Event starts

5.40pm | Dr Leigh Tait, NIWA – Managing quake impacts on marine ecosystems

5.50pm | Dr Joanna Fountain, Lincoln University – Post-disaster tourism

6:00pm | Assoc Prof Nick Lewis, University of Auckland – Blue economy

6.10pm | Dr Dan Hikuroa, University of Auckland – Māori marine economy

6.20pm | Questions - Environment, tourism and economy

6.30pm | Break Tea/coffee/light refreshments

6.50pm | Ashley Rudkevitch, Lincoln University – Social recovery and community initiatives

7:00pm | Prof David Simmons, Lincoln University – Preparedness for future events among visitors

7.10pm | Laura Tilley, University of Canterbury – Tsunami evacuation planning

7.20pm | Questions - Community resilience and planning

7.30pm | Event closes 

This joint event includes speakers from Sustainable Seas and Resilience to Nature's Challenges. 

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