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Disaster Law 

18 February 2021 (Radio New Zealand)

LISTEN: Professor John Hopkins and Senior Lecturer Toni Collins of the UC School of Law spoke to RNZ's Alison Ballance about Disaster Law, discussing the legal situations around New Zealand's response to COVID-19, the Christchurch earthquakes, and the Pacific Island nations' centralised response to disasters.


Masks - public health law expert, John Hopkins

16 November 2020 (Radio New Zealand)

LISTEN: UC Law Professor John Hopkins discusses the practicality of enforcing Government mandated use if face masks on public transport.


Mt Taranaki eruption could knock out power to entire region

13 November 2020 (Stuff

Did you know that Mt Taranaki has a 50% chance of eupting in the next 50 years? Given the time that has passed since its last eruption, Professor Tom Wilson of UC's School of Earth and Environment believes the next one could be 'on the bigger side of what Taranaki can produce'. 


NZ's Covid-19 methods are effective but 'old fashioned' - disaster expert

14 October 2020 (Radio New Zealand)

It shows that New Zealander's need to have a conversation about what things we would give up to stop the impact of the lockdown", says Professor John Hopkins, UC Law disaster expert, in response to our 'old fashioned' COVID-19 methods.


International advice on managing COVID-19 - Expert Reaction

13 October 2020 (Science Media Centre)

How useful is WHO latest COVID-19 international advice for New Zealand? UC Law Professor John Hopkins says that what is important is considering the different legal frameworks that a country operates under.


New research to help businesses increase seismic safety

7 September 2020 (EQC)

See new research that will help businesses increase their seismic safety. UC Law Dr Toni Collins has worked with EQCNZ and Resilient Organisations on the research project which will help businesses better protect their staff and customers in future earthquakes.

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