Cultural Recovery Environment

Cultural recovery includes sports, arts, history and heritage. These activities are integral to a region's life and identity. Here is what we have to share.

Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre

This short film is a celebration of the Recovery Centre and its achievement...

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Christchurch recovery – The Vodafone New Zealand Canterbury Fund

In 2011, the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, in partnership with the Chris...

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Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s a...

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Gauging the impacts of post-disaster Arts and Culture initiatives in Christchurch (main document)

The objective of the literature review is to gather and assess existing res...

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Gauging the impacts of post-disaster Arts and Culture initiatives in Christchurch (summary of findings)

The objective of this literature review is to assess existing research tha...

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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christch...

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The Amazing Place youth engagement strategy

In 2013 the Christchurch Central Development Unit developed a youth engagem...

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Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre

This short film is a celebration of the Recovery Centre and its achievements. It tells the stories of the many cultural and heritage groups affected by the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/2011 and thei...

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Christchurch recovery – The Vodafone New Zealand Canterbury Fund

In 2011, the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, in partnership with the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust (or the Prime Ministers Fund) launched the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. This short fi...

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Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s approach to heritage buildings after the earthquakes. It includes the development of the Heritage Buildings and Places Recover...

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Gauging the impacts of post-disaster Arts and Culture initiatives in Christchurch (main document)

The objective of the literature review is to gather and assess existing research on the impacts post-disaster arts and culture have had on social, economic, health and cultural wellbeing in Christchur...

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Gauging the impacts of post-disaster Arts and Culture initiatives in Christchurch (summary of findings)

The objective of this literature review is to assess existing research that has evaluated post-disaster creative and artistic programmes in Christchurch with respect to how they have impacted on soci...

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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) was responsible for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city. This narrative chroni...

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The Amazing Place youth engagement strategy

In 2013 the Christchurch Central Development Unit developed a youth engagement strategy to reconnect the children of Canterbury with Christchurch’s central city. A series of competitions was develop...

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We sat down with people who gained a lot of experience from working in recovery and together we identified five common themes. These themes help us understand the learning from the Canterbury recovery.

Themes