Wed, 30 Jun 2010 7:30p.m.
Many people believe that a great world catastrophe is going to happen in the year 2012 because of the predictions of the ancient Mayan people.
Others believe we are heading for some sort of environmental meltdown due to peak oil or global warming.
Whatever the reason, plenty of people from the northern hemisphere are flocking to New Zealand to save themselves and plenty of New Zealanders are hunkering down in survival mode for the approaching calamity.
Reporter Melanie Reid investigates.