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.

Bus Interchange concrete pour

One of the first of Christchurch’s government-backed Anchor Projects to b...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (2012) provided a framework and visi...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - Noise and Entertainment Provisions

After consideration of the written public comments the Minister finalised a...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Appendix 1: (Updated July 2013)

This Appendix details the changes to Christchurch City Council’s District...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Summary

This document summarises the key components of the Christchurch Central Rec...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – Christchurch gets behind the plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (2012) provided a framework and visi...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – The Ngāi Tahu Connection

In this video Ngāi Tahu leaders and academics discuss the ongoing challeng...

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Christchurch, The Ever Evolving City, Chapter 2: Imagine - Pohewa

In the wake of the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, a bold new Christ...

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Christchurch, The Ever Evolving City, Chapter 4: Preserve - Tiakanga

In the wake of the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, a bold new Christ...

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Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

This short video provides an insight into the design and location of the Ca...

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Earthquake Recovery Update Issue 2: August 2011

Published by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), this mont...

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Heritage Buildings and Places Recovery Programme

In greater Christchurch, heritage agencies have been working together to as...

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Bus Interchange concrete pour

One of the first of Christchurch’s government-backed Anchor Projects to be completed was the new Bus Interchange. Construction on the site was a positive sign of progress at a time when the central...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (2012) provided a framework and vision for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city. It included a spatial blueprint for the city which identified the locat...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan - Noise and Entertainment Provisions

After consideration of the written public comments the Minister finalised amendments to the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, including to the Noise and Entertainment Provisions section contained wi...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Appendix 1: (Updated July 2013)

This Appendix details the changes to Christchurch City Council’s District Plan as required by the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.  

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Summary

This document summarises the key components of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (CCRP), released in July 2012. The CCRP provided a framework for the rebuild of Christchurch’s central city, inc...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – Christchurch gets behind the plan

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (2012) provided a framework and vision for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city. It included a spatial blueprint for the city which identified the locat...

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Christchurch Central Recovery Plan – The Ngāi Tahu Connection

In this video Ngāi Tahu leaders and academics discuss the ongoing challenges and opportunities of weaving a cultural narrative throughout the Christchurch rebuild.

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Christchurch, The Ever Evolving City, Chapter 2: Imagine - Pohewa

In the wake of the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, a bold new Christchurch is emerging. Its central city is being rebuilt on an epic, breath-taking scale. Shaken communities are getting back on...

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Christchurch, The Ever Evolving City, Chapter 4: Preserve - Tiakanga

In the wake of the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, a bold new Christchurch is emerging. Its central city is being rebuilt on an epic, breath-taking scale. Shaken communities are getting back on...

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Design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

This short video provides an insight into the design and location of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, due to be completed in February 2017. We meet its designer Grega Vezjak, who shares his vision...

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Earthquake Recovery Update Issue 2: August 2011

Published by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), this monthly newsletter provided information to Canterbury residents about all aspects of the recovery and the work of CERA. Issue 2 f...

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Heritage Buildings and Places Recovery Programme

In greater Christchurch, heritage agencies have been working together to assess and conserve heritage buildings and places since the first earthquake in September 2010.   The Heritage Buildings and P...

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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