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.
    The Alpine Fault is overdue for a massive rupture that will affect the whole South Island but hit the West Coast the worst. The project, funded by NZ on Air, looks at what a magnitude 8 earthquake might do to the coast and how our communities are preparing. Explore the full immersive project at

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