Natural hazards and emergencies

Vandalism and terrorism

The risk associated with large-scale vandalism or terrorism varies. It depends upon the nature and scale of the incident.

Potential terrorism

If terrorism in Auckland was targeted at significant infrastructure providers or heavily relied upon systems, terrorism could have significant consequences as described under Infrastructure failure.

Other potential consequences include:

  • social and psychological injury
  • sickness or illness depending on the nature of the attack
  • short-term economic losses to industries and businesses attacked.


More information

Visit the New Zealand Police website for more information. 

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