Web links

Access the Resource Management Act legislation on the Knowledge Basket website.

Knowledge Basket 

Synoptic MSLP weather charts are compiled daily by the Bureau of Meteorology (Melbourne) for Australia and New Zealand at:

Regularly updated marine weather forecasts are placed on the web by the NZ Met Service:

For background information on tsunami mitigation and monitoring, two of several websites:

The TOPEX/Poseidon satellite mission (and Jason-1 to follow in May 2000) measures accurate sea-surface elevations over defined tracks around the globe every 10 days, complementing coastal sea-level gauge measurements. Background information on these satellite missions can be found at the NASA site:

For the latest global update on El Niño and La Niña events, visit the NOAA site at:

Ministry for Emergency Management (MEM) has a site covering natural hazards, which include river and coastal flooding, tsunami, volcanos and cyclones:

Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand has a site containing information on navigation, search and rescue, lighthouses, oil spill strategy etc at:

Forecasts of ocean waves for up to 126 hours from NCEP global wave model (WorldWatch3):

Forecasts of pesent wave conditions from OceanWeather site:

For tidal predictions 1 year ahead at standard ports and other navigational information on charts, lights and notices to mariners, visit the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) site: