Natural Hazards - Living with Risk
Depending on how you look at it the Bay of Plenty is an exciting place to live! Our region is subject to a number of natural events. Check out the BayHazards viewer to find out more about these natural hazards.
- Volcanic activity
- Coastal processes
- Extreme rainfall
These natural events may produce natural hazards which can adversely affect human life, property or other aspects of the environment.
Regional Council has a responsiblity to control the use of land to avoid or mitigate the effects of natural hazards. The Regional Council has initiated a Natural Hazards Programme in partnership with all other councils in the region, as well as Civil Defence Emergency Management, to identify natural hazards and reduce the risk.