Wellington City, with a population of 200,100, is New Zealand’s capital city and the seat of government.
The national importance of Wellington City is illustrated in its pivotal infrastructure linking the region with the rest of the North Island, the South Island, and overseas. For example, Wellington’s airport is the country’s busiest domestic airport, while the port carries considerable volumes of freight and passengers. Wellington is also the nexus of State Highways 1 and 2 as well as commuter and long-distance train lines. A substantial proportion of those who work in Wellington city commute from outside the city.
Recent and proposed future development sees an increase in high-density inner city living. Wellington city functions as a major population centre and the headquarters of many services and businesses for the lower North Island.
Access to, from and through the city is crucial. Wellington’s key role in politics, business and transport faces a number of threats from a range of natural hazards. The most notable hazards are the active fault lines that pass through or near the city. A major earthquake would damage many valuable assets and isolate the city, while a tsunami generated by such an earthquake could cause damage all around the Wellington harbour.
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Community Emergency Hubs are about the community coming together to do what it can to help each other - people helping people with what they have available.
|Hub Name||Venue||Address||Hub Guide|
|Berhampore||Berhampore School||105 Britomart Street|
|Brooklyn||Brooklyn School||58 Washington Avenue|
|Churton Park||Churton Park School||90 Churton Drive|
|Clifton Terrace||Clifton Terrace Model School||15 Clifton Terrace|
|Crofton Downs||Crofton Downs Primary School||21 Chartwell Drive|
|Greenacres||Greenacres Primary School||60 Raroa Terrace|
|Grenada Village||Grenada Village Hall||2 Mandeville Crescent|
|Haitaitai (Arawa Road)||Haitaitai School||2 Arawa Road|
|Haitaitai (South)||Kilbirnie School||72 Hamilton Road|
|Houghton Bay||Houghton Valley School||110 Houghton Bay Road|
|Island Bay||Island Bay School||6 Thames Street|
|Johnsonville (Broderick Road)||West Park School||Broderick Road|
|Johnsonville (Morgan Street)||Johnsonville School||10 Morgan Street|
|Karori||Karori Recreation Centre||251 Karori Road|
|Karori West||Karori West Normal School||19 Allington Road|
|Kelburn||Kelburn Normal School||16 Kowhai Road|
|Khandallah||Cashmere Avenue School||110 Cashmere Avenue|
|Linden||Linden Social Centre||10 Linden Avenue|
|Makara||Makara Model School||399 Makara Road|
|Miramar||Miramar Community Centre||27 Chelsea Street|
|Mount Cook||Mount Cook School||160 Tory Street|
|Mount Victoria||Clyde Quay School||27 Elizabeth Street|
|Newlands||Newlands School||200 Newlands Road|
|Newtown||Newtown School||16 Mein Street|
|Ngaio||Ngaio School||45 Abbott Street|
|Northland||Northland School||14 Harbour View Road|
|Ohariu||Ohariu Village Hall||583 Ohariu Valley Road|
|Redwood||Redwood School||71A Redwood Avenue|
|Roseneath||Roseneath School||13 Maida Vale Road|
|Seatoun||Seatoun School||59 Burham Street|
|Strathmore||Strathmore Park Community Centre||108 Strathmore Avenue|
|Tawa||Tawa School||6A Oxford Street|
|Te Aro||Te Aro Community Center||48 Aro Street|
|Thorndon||Thorndon Primary School||19b Hobson Street|
|Wadestown||Wadestown Plunket Clinic||117 Wadestown Road|
|Worser Bay||Worser Bay School||168 Seatoun Heights Road|
The coast and harbour of Wellington is vulnerable to a possible tsunami, and it is important to know what to do.
If you feel an earthquake that is either longer than a minute OR strong enough that it’s hard to stand up, then get to high ground, out of all zones (past the blue line), as soon as the shaking stops!
If there is an official warning, then evacuate from the zones (red, orange or yellow) stated in the warning.
NOTE: While our website has virtually unlimited capacity and will continue to operate at high speed even when under heavy load, the mapping system above may not be available as it uses data from outside our system. If it is slow to load then there are detailed downloadable maps of the Wellington City tsunami evacuation zones maps available:
Link to the Wellington City tsunami evacuation zone pdf maps