AF8 Newsletter – Jan 2019

Happy 2019

We hope the new year has been treating you well so far!

In 2018 we launched our SAFER (South Island Alpine Fault Earthquake Response) Framework at the National Lifelines Forum in Wellington in October. We’ve had an awesome response and great feedback to the document so far, thanks to everyone who has taken the time to get in touch.

So, what have we got planned for 2019?

Soon we’ll be launching an online SAFER feedback form to capture your comments and suggestions for review. We’re also planning our first AF8 Roadshow – The Science Beneath our Feet – which will tour March/April 2019, connecting South Island communities with leading Alpine Fault science. More details below.

Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou, AF8



AF8 SAFER Framework

A Living Framework

SAFER is the culmination of two years of collaboration and kōrero between researchers, organisations, agencies and community groups. It is intended to be living framework – to be reviewed in 2020 following the next MCDEM National Exercise, which will focus on the AF8 Scenario.

In the meantime, we’ll be providing an online feedback form to capture your comments and suggestions, these will be collated and reviewed by the AF8 Steering Group, and will enable us to keep the conversation going in the lead up to 2020. We’ll be sending out form details and the review dates in our next newsletter. If you have a friend of colleague who would be interested in this, you can use this link to forward this information on.



Af8 Roadshow The Science Beneath Our Feet

The Science Beneath Our Feet

Planning is underway for our very first AF8 Roadshow, bringing together communities, scientists and Civil Defence in a conversation about the Alpine Fault earthquake hazard – touring March/April 2019.

The AF8 Scenario and the SAFER Framework draw on world-leading research to support us in building a collective preparedness to the next AF8 earthquake. The AF8 Roadshow will continue to share this science beneath our feet with communities around the South Island, including school visits and a public science talk in each location. More details coming soon.



AF8 Presentation Stats 2016-18

We’d love to hear how effective our work has been at helping you, your community or organisation become better prepared for a future Alpine Fault earthquake. In March we’ll be sending out a survey where you can share your thoughts and feedback about the interaction you had with us.



“Resilience is the ability of individuals, communities, organisations or countries exposed to disasters and crises and underlying vulnerabilities to anticipate, reduce the impact of, cope with, and recover from the effects of shocks and stresses without compromising their long-term prospects” 

– IFRC, 2015

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