New Zealand experiences significant natural hazards that can damage buildings and infrastructure. 
The 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes, 2016 Hurunui/Kaikōura tsunami and earthquake and 2017 Edgecumbe floods are just recent examples of emergencies that have had a serious impact on the built environment. We need to reduce the risk to, and from, our buildings when emergencies occur. We also need to be ready to respond to and recover from these emergencies.
These learning modules are designed for Territorial Authority and CDEM officials with responsibilities for managing buildings in an emergency. Building officials, emergency managers,  building owners, and heritage advocates can also get a better understanding of  the powers available to local and central government agencies to keep people and buildings safe following emergencies.