• Episode 1

    Are we ready for the big one on the Alpine Fault?

    The Alpine Fault runs along the spine of the Southern Alps and science tells us its overdue to rupture.

  • Episode 2

    What damage will an Alpine Fault earthquake do?

    A magnitude 8 earthquake will have far reaching effects across the whole South Island but it will be felt most acutely on the West Coast.

  • Episode 3

    The town on the fault

    Franz Josef literally sits astride the Alpine Fault but locals say they are prepared to take the risk of living there.

  • Episode 4

    Preparing for an Alpine Fault rupture

    New Zealand has felt the force of earthquakes before but it will take communities and government working together to make sure we pull through.