Natural hazards are naturally occurring events such as earthquakes, floods, landslides which potentially damage property and threaten human life. Parts of the district are more prone to these types of events than others.
The Otago Regional Council has a number of publications relating to the risks posed by natural hazards.
The QLDC has a Hazards Register which members of the public can view for free.
People who are considering buying an existing property are also advised to obtain a LIM (Land Information Memorandum) detailing any information the Council may hold on a particular property.