Otago Natural Hazards Database

This database, developed by ORC, contains information on natural hazards in Otago. It is intended to improve public access to hazard information and to help the public, local authorities, and others make informed decisions about their exposure to natural hazards.

The hazard information is generally relevant over a reasonably wide area. As such, the information contained within this database is not a substitute for a Land Information Memoranda (LIM), which will provide relevant hazard information relating to specific parcels of land. A LIM can be obtained from your local city/district council.

Use the natural hazards database

Please note: the option to generate a PDF report of hazards affecting a property has been temporarily disabled.


The types of hazard information available include:

The information can be searched by place name or individual property, or you can view it on a map of Otago, and zoom in on an area or property of interest.  Click below to view the user guide.

User guide

Hazards information is indicative and is constantly being reviewed and subject to change. If you find an error or have a suggestion for improvement then please contact us.

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