15 November 2016

Kaikoura earthquake response

Thank you to all the engineers who’ve been working incredibly hard since the earthquakes in the early hours of yesterday morning to assess buildings and critical infrastructure around the country.

Members are contacting us asking how they can help. IPENZ is in touch with the emergency response organisations and at the moment they are managing the situation. We understand that in Wellington and Christchurch, local engineering firms are providing support to their clients and the regional authorities under the standing arrangements they have with them. If things change and we are asked to help source assistance, we will put the call out to our members. 

While we are back in our Wellington office today, some staff continue to work remotely. The best way to get in touch with staff is by email.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones,


Susan Freeman-Greene – Chief Executive