Communication and Community Engagement

Traditional communication is not enough. The foundation for open and honest partnerships with communities comes from engagement, meaningful and regular communication. Here is what we have to share.

Find and Fix, Winter Make it Right

Ch.8: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support videoTempo...

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Giving a voice to the third sector

Sally Carlton, One Voice Te Reo Kotahi, shares what actions the organisatio...

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Greening the Rubble: When your 'why' changes

This case study explores the inevitable question for organisations working...

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How hui helped the homeless to recover

The Collective for the Homeless coordinator Brenda Lowe-Johnson shares th...

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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

CERA developed a community engagement process to inform the development of...

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Implementing the residential red zone programme

As a result of the earthquakes, land damage and life risk saw some of the w...

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Perspectives on leadership in times of disaster

Josie Ogden Schroeder discusses her experiences as Chief Executive of YMCA...

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Recovery at the community level: Using your strengths to survive

Becca Bouffandeau's involvement in the New Brighton Project taught her th...

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Recovery monitoring and surveying hard-to-reach populations

This case study describes challenges faced by the Youth Wellbeing Survey te...

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Repair Well

Since September 2010, Canterbury, New Zealand has suffered a number of sign...

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Single point of entry - 0800 number

Ch.3: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support videoThis...

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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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Find and Fix, Winter Make it Right

Ch.8: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support videoTemporary home repair services were targeted at vulnerable people living in cold, unsafe or unsanitary homes as a result of earthq...

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Giving a voice to the third sector

Sally Carlton, One Voice Te Reo Kotahi, shares what actions the organisation took following the Canterbury earthquakes and some tips for helping third sector organisations recover from a disaster....

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Greening the Rubble: When your 'why' changes

This case study explores the inevitable question for organisations working in recovery: How has our purpose changed, and what will it be moving forward? Greening the Rubble is no exception.

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How hui helped the homeless to recover

The Collective for the Homeless coordinator Brenda Lowe-Johnson shares the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes on the homeless and talks about the importance of hui to help them recover from a di...

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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

CERA developed a community engagement process to inform the development of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. This case study describes the engagement process including a call for ideas, engagement w...

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Implementing the residential red zone programme

As a result of the earthquakes, land damage and life risk saw some of the worst affected areas zoned ‘red’. This video describes the community engagement activities undertaken by CERA to implement...

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Perspectives on leadership in times of disaster

Josie Ogden Schroeder discusses her experiences as Chief Executive of YMCA Christchurch following the Canterbury earthquakes.

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Recovery at the community level: Using your strengths to survive

Becca Bouffandeau's involvement in the New Brighton Project taught her the importance of knowing your strengths, skills and resources before a disaster happens and planning accordingly.

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Recovery monitoring and surveying hard-to-reach populations

This case study describes challenges faced by the Youth Wellbeing Survey team implementing the survey in the field. Understanding the experience and recovery needs of young people is important for rec...

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Repair Well

Since September 2010, Canterbury, New Zealand has suffered a number of significant earthquakes affecting thousands of people. In response, the New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Appeal received over $12...

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Single point of entry - 0800 number

Ch.3: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support videoThis video explains the importance of a single point of entry to social recovery services for people seeking support following a m...

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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 develope...

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