‘Utter devastation’ after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand

By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake pummelled central New Zealand early on Monday, killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. Emergency response teams…

Learning from Adversity at Key Industry Conference

Nearly 1100 emergency services representatives and researchers converged on Wellington, New Zealand in early September 2014 the annual AFAC and Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre conference. The conference is the leading knowledge sharing event for fire, land management…

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