RiskScape wins best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good at the 2022 Hi-Tech Awards

Proud winners of the Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good award at the 2022 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

It was with high excitement and great pride that the RiskScape team from GNS and NIWA, with Toka Tū Ake EQC and Catalyst, were awarded the Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good award at the NZ Hi-tech awards black tie gala dinner at the TSB Arena earlier this month.

Just one of many entries in the Public Good category, only two were selected finalists. RiskScape shared that honour with Kara Technologies, which won a highly commended award for its outstanding work improving accessibility and quality of service for people who are deaf by providing sign language using digital avatars.

A fabulous event that showcases the very best of Kiwi technology and innovation, the awards dinner is described as an evening of celebration, inspiration, networking, food, and entertainment. The work and the extraordinary talent being celebrated at the awards is summed up beautifully in the closing words of the Prime Minister’s address, where she acknowledges the experts of the technology sector. “You aren’t just the best in the world, you are the best for the world.” We think that describes our RiskScape team to a tee!

If you missed it, a full livestream recording is available HERE for your viewing pleasure. The Public Good award, sponsored by VISA, follows the Prime Minister’s address and is announced by Michelle Dickinson at 38:35 minutes.

This award is a well-deserved recognition of the impact that RiskScape makes in helping New Zealand to understand the risk of, and build resilience to, natural hazards. It’s the outcome of years of hard work across GNS, NIWA, Toka Tū Ake EQC, and Catalyst.

RiskScape uses information about our hazards, our people, and our built environment to better understand the risks from natural hazards. It helps us understand the impact of natural hazards on our people and property, so that we can anticipate impacts and better respond to and recover from them. Watch our 60 second video to learn more about RiskScape HERE.

Warmest congratulations to the RiskScape team, and everyone who has been involved along the way.