The West Coast Region (Te Kaunihera Whakakotahi o Te Tai Poutini)
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Rates of Coastal Erosion and Accretion in New Zealand - J.Gibb 1978The Shoreline Erosion Problem: Lessons From the Past - NIWA 2006Maori Environmental Knowledge in Natural Hazards Management and Mitigation - NIWA 2006Tsunamis in the New Zealand Archaeological Record - B.McFadgen and J.Goff 2007Benefitting from Differences in Knowledge, Practice and Belief: Maori Oral Traditions and Natural Hazards Science - D.King and J.Goff 2010New Zealand's Next Top Model: Integrating Tsunami Inundation Modelling into Land Use Planning - GNS Science 2011Proxy Toolkit to Help Identify Past Events - Lessons from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the 2009 South Pacific Tsunami - C.Goff & co 2011
Late Cenozoic Geology of the West Coast Shelf between Karamea and the Waiho River - R.Norris 1978West Coast Flood History 1846-1989West Coast Flooding Disaster Recovery Co-ordinator's Report - September 1988A Chronology of Flooding on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand 1846 - 1990 - J.L.Ben 1990A Report on Coastal Hazards in the West Coast Region - J.Ben West Coast Regional Council and D.Neal Department of Conservation 1992Differential Uplift of Middle and Late Quaternary Shoreline, Northwest South Island New Zealand - R.Suggate DSIR Geology and Geophysics 1992Exploration Concepts, Offshore West Coast, South Island - J.Beggs 2000 Catastrophic Events in New Zealand Coastal Environments - J.Goff and C.Chauge-Goff GeoEnvironmental Consultants 2001Old Data, New Opportunities in New Zealands West Coast Basins - E.Berg and M.Thomasson 2002Assessing Tsunami Hazard Along the New Zealand Coast- R.Walters NIWA and J.Goff GeoEnvironmental Consultants 2003Landslide-induced River Channel Avulsions in Mountain Catchments of Southwest New Zealand - O.Korup 2003 Distribution of Landslides in Southwest New Zealand - O.Korup 2004Sediment Generation and Delivery from Large Historic Landslides in the Southern Alps - O.Korup and others 2004Large Landslides and Their Effect on Sediment Flux in South Westland New Zealand - O.Korup 2005Fluvial Response to Large Rock-Slope Failures - O.Korup 2005Effects of Large Deep-Seated Landslides on Hillslope Morphology, Western Southern Alps New Zealand - O.Korup 2006Lagoon Subsidence and Tsunami - S.L.Nichol 2006Coastal Communities Hazard Mitigation- T.Hume NIWA and P.Blackett AgResearch 2007Community Involvement in Coastal Hazard Mitigation: Processes and Pitfalls - P.Blackett AgResearch and T.Hume NIWA 2007Response to Landslide Dam Failure Emergencies - J.Beck and others 2007Principles of Sustainable Development on Alluvial Fans - T.Davies and M.McSaveney 2008State Highway 6 Route Security Strategic Study Project Summary - NZTA 2009Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric New Zealand and Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities - B.McFadgen 2008A Landslide Susceptibility Map and Landslide Catalogue for the West Coast Region - Kevin England 2010Mineral Resource Assessment of the West Coast Region - GNS Science 2010Report on West Coast Weather Event - WCRC 27 & 28 December 2010Review of West Coast Region Coastal Hazard Areas - NIWA 2012Offshore Faulting and Earthquake Sources, West Coast, South Island: Stage 2 - NIWA 2013Offshore Faulting and Earthquake Sources, West Coast, South Island: Summary - NIWA 2013West Coast Weather Event Ex Tropical Cyclone Ita - WCRC 17 April 2014
Fluid Inclusion Evidence for Geotherman Structure Beneath the Southern Alps - D.Craw 1997Large Earthquakes and the Abandonment of Prehistoric Coastal Settlements in 15th Century New Zealand - J.Goff and B.McFadgen Probability and Consequences of the Next Alpine Fault Earthquake - Geotech Consulting 1998Alpine Fault Earthquake Scenario- Buller District Council Lifeline Study 2006Alpine Fault Earthqauke Scenario - Westland District Council Lifeline Study 2006Do Great Earthquakes Occur on the Alpine Fault in Central South Island New Zealand? - R.Sutherland 2006Regional Lifelines Study Alpine Fault Earthquake Scenario - West Coast Engineering Lifelines Group 2006Alpine Fault Earth Quake Scenario and Lifelines Vulnerability Assessment - Grey District Council 2007 Mapping and Fault Rupture Avoidance Zonation for the Alpine Fault in the West Coast Region- R.Langridge, W.Ries GNS Science Consultancy 2009Designing and Implementing a Fault Avoidance Zone Strategy for the Alpine Fault in the West Coast Region - PCEE 2011Buller District
Liquefaction in the Buller Region in the 1929 and 1968 Earthquakes - J.Berrill 1988Liquefaction Records for Buller District 2008
Karamea Floodplain Investigation -NIWA 2010Karamea River Mouth Location Report - NIWA 2016
Granity, Ngakawau and Hector
Managing and Adapting to Coastal Erosion at Granity - Niwa 2006Managing and Adapting to Coastal Erosion at Ngakawau and Hector - Niwa 2007Managing and Adapting to Coastal Erosion at Granity, Ngakawau and Hector - Niwa 2016Managing and Adapting to Coastal Erosion at Granity, Ngakawau and Hector (Additional Information) - Niwa 2016
Westport Harbour - F.Furkert 1946Geology of Quaternary Ilmenite-Bearing Coastal Deposits at Westport - R.McPherson 1978Harbour Entrancew Morphology and Sediments at River Mouth Port, Westport - R.Kirk 1986Westport Earthquakes - January 29 - February 28 1991Preliminary Flood Study of the Buller River at Westport - Connell Wagner 2000Westport Flood Study - NIWA 2010Carters Beach Review of Coastal Erosion- OCEL Consultants NZ Limited 2006Westport Flood Extents - NIWA 2010Buller River Flood Mitigation Options Assessment- M.Gardner Land River Sea Consulting Ltd 2015Orowaiti Cut: Niwa Recommendation - NIWA 2015Managing and Adapting to Erosion at Carters Beach - NIWA 2017
Liquefaction Records for the Grey District - WCRC 2008
Coastal Erosion and Inundation at Punakaiki Village (Pororari Beach) - R.Kirk 1988Punakaiki Rockfall Study - URS New Zealand 2003Punakaiki Seawall Impacts: Technical Note - NIWA 2007
Coastal Dynamics and Sedimentation at Point Elizabeth - J.Pfahlert 1984Shore Protection Options For Rapahoe Beach - D.Neal 1999Managing and Adapting to Coastal Erosion at Rapahoe - NIWA 2006Historic Shoreline Change and Beach Morphodynamics at Rapahoe Bay - R.Ishikawa 2008Managing and Adapting to Coastal Erosion at Rapahoe - NIWA 2017
Major Flood Events in Greymouth 1862 - 1988 - WCRCEvolution of the New River Drainage System - J.Soons 2001Hydraulic Review and Assessment of Effects of Options to Improve Flood Capacity for Estmiated T50 and T150 Discharges - 2002The Effects of Beach Gravel Mining in the Greymouth Environs - DeTec Consulting Ltd 2003Impacts of Gravel Removal between Paroa and Blaketown- NIWA 2006Greymouth Floodwall Upgrade Design Geotechnical Report - Riley Consultants 2009New River/Saltwater Creek River Mouth Report - G.Smart 2010Tidal and Flood Influence on Water Level in Grey Lagoon - NIWA 2011Managing and Adapting to Coastal Erosion at Cobden Beach - NIWA 2017
A Coastal Management Plan for Hokitika- J.G Gibb National Water and Soil Conservation Authority 1987Hokitika Beachfront Sea Erosion Report - 1984Hokitika Beach Sea Erosion Application for Grant Assistance Rock Groyne Proposal - 1986Impacts of Stone-Harvesting from the HouHou - Kaihinu Foreshore - Niwa 2003Hokitika River Design Flood Levels - Good Earth Matters Consulting 2010Rivermouth-Related Shore Erosion at Hokitika and Neils Beach, Westland - NIWA 2016
Waitangi-taona River Scheme Grahams Creek Diverion Effect on Lake Wahapo and Okarito Lagoon - Westland Catchment Board 1980
Natural Hazard Assessment for the Township of Franz Josef Glacier and its Environs - M.McSaveney and T.Davies 1998Long Term Management of Facilities on an Active Alluvial Fan - T.Davies 1997Changes in Understanding, Awareness and Preparedness for Natural Hazard Risk in Franz Josef - J.Gough Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited 2001Landslide-dambreak Floods at Franz Josef Glacier: A Risk Assessment - T.R.Davies 2002 Waiho River Flooding Risk Assessment For Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management - Optimx 2002Planning for a Safer Franz Josef - Waiau Community, Westland District: Considering Rupture of the Alpine Fault - R.Langridge and J.Beban GNS Science Consultancy 2011Waiho River Hydraulic Modelling and Analysis - Land River Sea Consulting 2014Natural Hazard Assessment for the Township of Franz Josef - GNS 2016Waiho River 2D Hydraulic Modelling Based on LiDAR - Land River Sea Consulting 2016
Haast River Flood Record - J.Pascoe 1965A Tectonically Uplifted Marine Shoreline Deposit, Knights Point - A.Cooper 2006