Tagged: resilience

Two years on from the Kaikōura quake - News

Guest Author Nov 14, 2018

This week marks the second anniversary of the magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake that ruptured a world record 25 faults in the upper South Island. GNS Science reflects on some of the key features and implications of this complex event – and talks to principal scientist Dr Kelvin Berryman about what we’ve learned. It was New Zealand’s most comprehensively recorded earthquake. Read More

Palu and Donggala: working towards resiliency - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 03, 2018

Michele Daly, GNS Science We can only imagine how horrific it currently is for the people of Central Sulawesi, following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Donggala and Palu on late Friday afternoon 28th Sept 2018. The damaging tsunami which struck Palu Bay at incredible speeds a reported 30mins after the quake happened, caused widespread destruction. This was on top of … Read More

How compassion can triumph over toxic childhood trauma - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 09, 2018

Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary; Nicole Racine, University of Calgary, and Suzanne Tough, University of Calgary This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In a recent piece on the television show 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey discussed childhood trauma — shining a public spotlight on the lasting … Read More

Babies can learn the value of persistence by watching grownups stick with a challenge - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 17, 2018

Julia Leonard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. You’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull harder. Although you’ve never … Read More

Five ideas for reforming mental health care in New Zealand - The Psychology Report

Sarb Johal Oct 30, 2017

The first article in this short series looked at the scale and scope of the problem of increasing mental health related presentations in New Zealand. In that first article, I argued that ‘Capitalism with a Human Face’ can take its place in altering the settings of the economy in favour of the experience of those who live and work in it, … Read More

What social insects can teach us about resilient infrastructure - Guest Work

Guest Author May 26, 2016

By Eliza Middleton, University of Sydney Accidents, natural disasters and random or targeted attacks can cripple human infrastructure. Our transportation networks, supply chains and communication networks are increasing in size and becoming more complex as our populations grow. How do we protect those networks from becoming vulnerable and failing? Social insects may provide some inspiration. Social insects, … Read More

Five years on – perspectives on the Christchurch economy - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Feb 22, 2016

This week saw the  fifth anniversary of the most destructive of the thousands of earthquakes that have hit Christchurch and its neighbouring areas since September 2010. Christchurch is “home” to me. I haven’t lived there for decades, and don’t suppose I will again. But almost all my wider family live there, and my ancestors for 150 years or more have lived in … Read More

Adapting agriculture to a changing climate - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 06, 2013

This is a guest post by Dr Gavin Kenny1, a New Zealand scientist who has worked on agricultural adaptation to climate change in NZ and world wide. He has a very interesting and informed perspective on the sorts of things NZ agriculture should be doing to address climate change as it happens — exactly the [...] … Read More

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