Disaster Resilience & Preparedness

New Zealand is a land of many hazards thanks to our position as an island nation on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, ex-tropical storms and wildfires are all within the realm of possibility. Come hear about our nation’s unique risk context and learn about preparedness and resilience strategies from a South Island perspective.

The bar at Errick's will be open before and after this event for coffee and drinks. Nibbles provided after the talk to encourage the conversation to continue.

Nano Fest in NZSL
This talk will be interpreted live. We are thrilled to have NZSL interpreted talks and events at this year's Nano Fest and welcome Deaf community members to attend - see the full list of NanoFest events featuring NZSL interpretation below. Proudly supported by NZISF and STEM Communication Trust.


  • Matt Alley – Group Manager, Emergency Management Otago

  • Caroline Orchiston - Director, University of Otago Centre for Sustainability & Associate Director for the NZ Centre for Earthquake Resilience

  • Jamie Ruwhiu - Programme Manager, Whānau & Emergency Response Team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Moderator: Aaron Hawkins


NanoFest in NZSL: List of NZSL interpreted events
Disaster Resilience & Preparedness
Drones for Conservation
Why the little things are worth looking at: A conversation with Giselle Clarkson
He kōrero whetū – let’s talk stars
Physics Show

Event Details
Age Recommendation: Adults (18+)
Duration: 120 mins
Price: $15

July 10, 2024 5.30pm


General Admission: $15

Child/Student/Concession: $10


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