Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Seismic risk Conference for Wellington, 18 October

Monday, 10 October, 2011

Seismic risk raises major questions for Wellington Seismic risk raises major questions for Wellington

Are Wellington’s businesses and organisations prepared for the trauma of a major earthquake? What would happen if your organisation could not function properly? What can you do to prepare when your organisation’s survival is important and you’d have responsibilities for staff and family to deal with?

These are just some of the questions to be covered at a comprehensive one-day conference to be held in Wellington on Tuesday 18 October.

‘Organisational effectiveness in times of seismic risk’ is about how Wellington organisations can learn from the recent earthquakes in Canterbury.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Wellington in partnership with Victoria University, organising chair Geoff Bascand said that the conference represented “the first major reflection on the earthquakes from a view point beyond the Christchurch recovery.

“We want to help the country’s major organisations understand how they will cope if there is a disaster in Wellington and give a strong call to action for organisations and businesses of all sizes to be prepared. The earthquakes were a warning and we want to heed it,” Mr Bascand said.

The conference will explore the issues of building resilience before the event, restoring confidence and effectiveness, leading people after the event, and the process of rebuilding.

The conference features 16 experts and leaders including: Dr Alan Bollard, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand; Alan Freeth, CEO TelstraClear; Roger Sutton, CEO Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA); Peter Townsend, CEO Canterbury Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturing; Geoff Bascand, CEO Statistics NZ; Ian Athfield, Architect; and Fran Wilde, Chair of Wellington Regional Council.

“We’ve all got to listen and learn from the lessons of the past or we’ll most likely repeat the mistakes. Rotary and Victoria University are open to what will come out of this conference,” says Mr Bascand. “We know the speakers will have very useful things to say and we hope that a manual can be created from their collective wisdom.”

The ‘Organisational effectiveness in times of seismic risk’ one-day conference is on Tuesday, 18 October at Victoria University, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Bunny Street. The full programme and registration is available at www.rotaryforum.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Hope For Nature: A New Deal For The Commons

Joseph Cederwall on The Dig: The disruption and destruction of the interconnected biodiversity of Earth is the most serious challenge humanity has ever faced. This is an ecosystem emergency on an extinction scale. It is also a serious threat to the inherent rights of the diversity of non-human life, ecosystems and human Cultures on Earth to exist and thrive. The current global paradigm is devastating life everywhere by disrupting vital “ecosystem services” like the food, water, and climate regulation systems that both humanity and biodiversity depend on in an interconnected balance. It is increasingly clear that the primary driver of this crisis is the limiting and infectious worldview around land and resource use so central to the global capitalist system. To fully understand the biodiversity crisis and explore what comes next, it is necessary to address this mind-virus at the heart of our modern civilisation – the dominion worldview. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Farming Sector’s Persecution Complex

The narrative that our farmers are ‘doing it tough’ plays into a number of wellworn stereotypes ... More>>

ALSO:

corrections, prisonCorrections: Independent Review Of Prisoner Mail Management

The independent review into the prisoner mail system has today been released, with Corrections accepting all 13 recommendations and making a number of changes to strengthen the management of prisoner mail. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Unlawful Detention Of Teenager; Influence Of Investigation

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that former Inspector Hurimoana Dennis unlawfully detained an Auckland teenager in 2015, and improperly influenced the outcome of a criminal investigation into his own son in 2014. More>>

ALSO:

SOP For Gun Bill: New Measures For Modified Pistols

The new controls will • Prohibit short-barrelled semi-automatic rifles which currently are defined as pistols because they are shorter than 762 millimetres. • Introduce tighter controls over pistol carbine conversion kits… • Prohibit firearms which contain a part known as a centrefire lower receiver… More>>

'Culturally Arranged Visitors Visa': Fix For Marriage Visa Issue

Earlier this year Immigration New Zealand issued guidance to front line Immigration staff that made it significantly harder for people to get visas to visit their partner. That guidance no longer applies with today’s announcement. More>>

ALSO:

Conflict Of Interest For Key Member: Budget Data Breach Investigation Shut Down

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today terminated the investigation into how Budget-sensitive material was accessed at the Treasury and appointed a new inquirer. More>>

RNZ Report: Mysterious Foundation Loaning NZ First Money

A mysterious foundation that loans money to New Zealand First is under scrutiny, with a university law professor saying although it's lawful, it fails to provide the transparency voters need in a democracy. More>>

Justice: Criminal Cases Review Commission Established

“We’ve seen how our justice system can very occasionally get things spectacularly wrong, even with rights of appeals, and there needs to be a chance for the innocent on the right grounds to seek a final review of their case...” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels