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.

Working with the private sector to redevelop Christchurch’s central city

This case study looks at the role the private sector played in redeveloping...

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The importance of speed and physical space in recovery

Bill Simpson, chair of the Southshore Residents' Association, shares what h...

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The Communications team

CERA’s Communications team had many functions. These included working wit...

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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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Single point of entry - 0800 number

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

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Repair Well

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

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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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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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Perspectives on leadership in times of disaster

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

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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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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

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

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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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Working with the private sector to redevelop Christchurch’s central city

This case study looks at the role the private sector played in redeveloping the Christchurch central business district after the devastating earthquake sequence of 2010/11.

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The importance of speed and physical space in recovery

Bill Simpson, chair of the Southshore Residents' Association, shares what helped the organisation boost the community’s morale and recover from the devastating Canterbury earthquakes that reduced So...

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The Communications team

CERA’s Communications team had many functions. These included working with stakeholders to plan and manage issues, planning and delivering public information, producing informative collateral, and b...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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