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21 April 2022
Wairoa: heavy rainfall in recent weeks has triggered hundreds of shallow landslides in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand
15 February 2022
The passage of Cyclone Dovi from 6 to 8 February triggered multiple landslides at East Cape in Gisborne District, New Zealand
14 February 2022
Recent exceptionally heavy rainfall has triggered two large landslides in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
5 October 2021
Dr Murry Cave of Gisborne District Council has kindly highlighted an interesting landslide, close to the water supply pipeline for the city of Gisborne in New Zealand. The landslide occurred on 27-28 September 2021
26 March 2021
Raoul Island: Under the auspices of @geonet, researchers from @gnsscience have mapped >300 landslides triggered by the 5 March 2021 M=8.1 earthquake
21 January 2021
Mount Darwin: another recent rock avalanche in New Zealand, with a groovy runout pattern.
19 January 2021
A sensational Planet Labs SkySat high resolution satellite image of the Mount Silberhorn rock avalanche in New Zealand
18 January 2021
Gravity always wins: new research by GNS Science has shown that in New Zealand landslides are more deadly than earthquakes
2 January 2021
Mount Silberhorn – a large rockslide has occurred in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, close to Aoraki/Mount Cook, in the last few days
4 November 2020
A new paper on the 8 million cubic metre 24 February 2018 Mangapoike landslide in New Zealand speculates on an intriguing failure mechanism
15 July 2020
A large rock slope failure has developed at Cromwell in New Zealand. The NZTA are using helicopter sluicing to try to manage the hazard.
10 June 2020
A new study published in Science Advances (Wang et al. 2020) shows that rainstorms tend to trigger landslides that sculpt the landscape at lower levels, whilst earthquake induced landslides cause erosion at higher elevations.
9 June 2020
A new paper in the journal landslides (Massey et al. 2020) has mapped almost 30,000 landslides triggered by the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand
13 February 2020
The Alpine Gardens landslide in New Zealand in the Fox Glacier Valley is moving at over 11 millimetres per day, generating large debris flows
10 December 2019
It’s been a rough week for New Zealanders, particularly those affected by the Whakaari/White Island eruption and those responding to it. I’d like to strongly urge anyone in the media to please defer your questions to the NZ experts when at all possible – and be patient with them. Tragic events like these also have a profound impact on the people who study and work at volcanoes, and they will …
9 October 2019
Late last week a large landslide developed on State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi in Ruapehu district of New Zealand
8 February 2019
Submarine landslides can creep too: we have just published a paper (Carey et al. 2019) in the journal Geomorphology exploring the mechanisms of movement of the Tuaheni landslide offshore from New Zealand
7 February 2019
On 23rd January & 2nd February 2019 Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand suffered large rockslope failures. The first, caught on video, seriously injured 2 people
26 June 2018
On Sunday a landslide occurred at Waioeka Gorge in New Zealand. The landslide, a wedge failure, was captured on video by Michael Tabudravu, a motorist who was driving on State Highway 2
3 April 2018
In a new paper, Massey et al (2018) describe initial maps of the landslides triggered by the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake in New Zealand