This article presents a study with 20 Pacific Island community leaders and connectors about their communities’ perspectives and anticipated responses to natural hazards in Auckland, New Zealand. Home to the largest population of Pacific people in the world, Auckland provides the basis for understanding the complexities of delivering disaster information across numerous commu- nity groups. The rich cultural and linguistic backgrounds of multiple Pacific communities living in this city highlight the need to consider the complexities of disaster messaging related to natural hazards. In particular, the article forwards the importance of incorporating the guiding concepts of reach, relevance, receptiveness, and relationships into a DRR approach with culturally and linguistically diverse groups. These concepts are presented as an embedded guiding framework that can helpfully inform disaster communication.


Creator | Kaihanga
Jay Marlowe1 • Andreas Neef2 • Chelsea R. Tevaga2 • Cedric Tevaga
Year of Creation | Tau
Keywords | Kupu
Pacific People, Framework, Natural Disasters
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
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