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RMLA Road Show : Navigating the Evolving Natural Hazards Landscape

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Tonkin & Taylor's Marje Russ and GHD's Maurice Hoban will lead a discussion on how the regulatory landscape around natural hazards is changing nationally and internationally.


Tonkin & Taylor’s Marje Russ and GHD’s Maurice Hoban will lead a discussion on how the regulatory landscape around natural hazards is changing nationally and internationally. Marje and Maurice will cover key concepts, assessment approaches and language associated with natural hazards, particularly the use of effects based decision making vs risk based.  

The session will provide an in-depth discussion on:

  • The legislative context, including Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act, RMA, Local Government Act,  Building Act, EQC. 
  • Hazard and risk concepts
  • What this might mean for you and your clients
  • Key information sources 

Location

Date

Time

HAMILTON

MARCH 23

07:00 – 09:00

TAURNANGA 

MARCH 23

17:00 – 19:00

TARANAKI

MARCH 30

17:00 – 19:00

WELLINGTON

APRIL   05

17:00 – 19:00

OTAGO

APRIL   20

17:00 – 19:00

QUEENSTOWN

APRIL   21

16:00 – 18:00

NELSON

APRIL   28

17:00 – 19:00

HAWKES BAY

MAY     05

17:00 – 19:00

Go to www.rmla.org.nz/events to register

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

Marje Russ

Director, Tonkin + Taylor Ltd


Marje has worked in natural hazards management and planning since the mid-1980s.  Initially focussing on flood management in the Waikato, New South Wales and Southeast England, she has experience developing catchment management plans and extensive community engagement on mitigation and management options.  She has extensive experience with risk management standards and tools with over 25 years working with private and public-sector organisations using risk-based approaches to establish formal management systems and improvement programmes.  Most recently, Marje has been engaged in natural hazards topics in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan process.

 

Maurice Hoban

Principal, Environment and Planning at GHD


Maurice specialises in risk management and engagement and has worked with some of the world’s largest private and public sector organisations and more recently communities and Councils in New Zealand to manage environmental risk. His experience and passion is in working alongside communities and organisations to help them become more resilient.  He achieves this by bringing together planning, science and engineering in a way that communities and leaders can engage with.  Maurice is the Group Lead for Planning and Environment at GHD and is a member of the New Zealand GHD management team.