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Building or renovating where there’s increased natural hazard risk

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When building or renovating, you need to consider whether your property has increased vulnerability to natural hazards and whether there is anything you can do to improve the performance of your property in a natural disaster.

Different regions of New Zealand, and even different properties in the same street or suburb, can have different levels of vulnerability to natural hazards.

Natural hazards where you live has more information on hazard risks across New Zealand.

To understand more about the risks and building requirements specific to your area, consult regional and district council plans and maps – usually available through council websites. They will have information that may help you to determine where and how you can build.